Calendar of Events
Click on the links below to find out more about these events or to register, where required. See the Programs and Activities page for more on programs offered daily, free with admission or membership, and tours and adventures available for additional fees.
7 – 11 p.m.
Seduction in the Seas
Enjoy an intimate and educational Valentine’s evening for animal lovers, featuring an elegant seated dinner and wine for sale by the glass, plus live music, bellydancing demonstrations, and fun games and activities about wildlife wooing techniques. This is an adults-only, after-hours event limited to ages 18 and up. Activities work best in pairs so bring a sweetheart, spouse or friend. Tickets required - $110 per pair All ticket sales end Feb. 10.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents
Imagination meets education in an enchanted day at the Aquarium. Build fairy and gnome houses on the nature trail, search for mermaid and fairy doors around the Aquarium and make your own magic wand. Add to the fun and come dressed as a fairy, gnome, sea serpent or other mythical character – costumes are encouraged but not required. Activities for boys and girls are available all day. Free with admission or membership.
8 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
Get Hooked Fishing School
Experts in a variety of fishing techniques present workshops throughout the day. Five sessions of instruction plus prize drawings, giveaways and a catered lunch are included. All sessions are at the Aquarium. Space is limited and advance registration is required.
April 5 – Otter Birthday Party
April 19 – Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival
April 22 – Earth Day Cakes for Conservation
April 20-26 – Earth Day Party for the Planet
Holiday and special hours
The Aquarium is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including all holidays except closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days, and early closings two days in late October and one in mid-December for evening holiday events.