Aquarium adventures, tours and programs

Fall & Winter, 2015-16

Free with admission!


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Sept. 8-13

Below the Surface Dive Program – 10:30 a.m and 2:30 p.m.
Bird’s-Eye View – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Fish Feeding Presentations – 11:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Otter Program – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Creature Connection – 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 14  through fall and winter
Below the Surface Dive Program – 10:30 a.m and 2:30 p.m.
Fish Feeding Presentations – 11 a.m. Monday through Friday
Otter Program – 11 a.m. Saturday & Sunday
Creature Connection – 11:30 a.m.
Feeding Presentation, Living Shipwreck – 3:15 p.m.

Additional Activities

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Enjoy the outdoors this fall with these programs. Availability is subject to weather and demand, so be sure to register in advance.

Tuesday & Thursday
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
9 – 11 a.m
Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50 (September, weather permitting)

Surf Fishing
8 -11 a.m.
Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Ages 10 and up, $25. (September – November, weather permitting)

Early Bird Paddle Trip
9 – 11 a.m.
Grab a paddle for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the Aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Ages 10 and up, $25. (September – November, weather permitting)

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Sign up for the Aquarium’s favorite indoor offerings, available throughout the fall and winter.

Monday (Selected, beginning in October)
2-4 p.m.
Succulent Seafood
Visit the area’s top eateries with the Aquarium to find out more about local species and how expert chefs choose, prepare and serve fresh fish and shellfish. Sessions include a taste test!  Ages 12 and up; $15 per person, per session.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
12- 12:45 p.m.

Behind the Scenes – Aquarium At a Glance
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get a look at the Living Shipwreck exhibit from above. Ages 5 and up, $12.

2 – 3:30 p.m
Behind the Scenes – Aquarium Close Encounters
Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour that includes a look at the Living Shipwreck from above. Ages 8 and up, $20.