Featuring Caretta's Cove
This summer, follow the journey of loggerhead sea turtles and even speak with one, in the newly renovated Loggerhead Odyssey exhibit at the Aquarium. Watch as a tiny turtle hatches on a North Carolina beach and crawls to the ocean. Meet a hatchling that’s being rehabilitated at the Aquarium. Step into an immersive deep sea setting and find out how far sea turtles travel, and the huge threats they face – primarily from plastic pollution. Join our challenge to go a day without disposable plastics and help save sea turtles. Younger visitors can test their turtle knowledge with interactive games.
Then, stop by Caretta’s Cove and talk with a turtle. The new digital puppetry theater features a spunky Southern female loggerhead, named Caretta. The charming and beautiful, forever 29-year-old sea turtle has traveled the Atlantic Ocean far and wide. She will share her experiences and take questions from visitors several times a day.
Little Minnows Play Area
Designed especially for our smallest visitors, the Little Minnows Play Area encourages free play and lots of imagination. Toddlers and preschoolers can play dress-up, ride and climb on cushioned toys, and relax with a book in a reading nook. Free with admission.