Aquarium adventures and tours

Fall 2014

Tuesday, Thursday
9 – 11 a.m.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
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. (Through September, weather permitting)

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.

Friday
8 – 11 a.m.
Surf Fishing
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)

Saturday
9- 11 a.m.
Early Bird Paddle Trip
Grab a paddle and join the Aquarium 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).

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.

 

 Weekly programs June  – Sept. 1, 2014

Monday

Surfing
8  – 11 a.m.
Learn to catch some waves in the North Carolina surf with the Aquarium’s surfboards and expert instructions. Ages 10 and up. $50

 Behind the Scenes: The Aquarium at a Glance
12  – 12:45 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $12

 Behind the Scenes: Feeding Frenzy
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and help feed the fish in Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $15

 Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
4 – 6 p.m.
Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. During this adventure you will learn about all the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50

Tuesday

Fishing Fanatics
8 – 11 a.m.
Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with hands-on instruction. Equipment, bait and licensing requirements are covered. Ages 10 and up. $25

 Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
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

 Behind the Scenes: The Aquarium at a Glance
12 – 12:45 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $12

 Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch the aquarist feed the sharks!. Ages 5 and up. $20

 Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip
4  – 6 p.m.
Explore tidal flats and quiet backwaters as you become aware of the intricate web of life thriving in this pristine natural environment. The Aquarium provides the canoe or kayak. Ages 8 and up. $25

 Wednesday

 Aquarium ABCs
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Preschoolers will love learning about aquatic species and wildlife with live animal encounters crafts to bring home, storytelling and outdoor explorations. Ages 2-5. $10

 Surfing
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Learn to catch some waves in the North Carolina surf with the Aquarium’s surfboards and expert instructions. Ages 10 and up. $50

 Behind the Scenes: The Aquarium at a Glance
12  – 12:45 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $12

Behind the Scenes: Feeding Frenzy
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and help feed the fish in Living Shipwreck.. Ages 5 and up. $15

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
4 – 6 p.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

Thursday

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
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

 Behind the Scenes: The Aquarium at a Glance
12  – 12:45 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $12

 Sound Seafood: Catching Crabs and Clams
1  –3 p.m.
Learn the art of harvesting crabs and clams, and the importance of conserving coastal habitats. Ages 8 and up. $20

 Behind the Scenes: Feeding Frenzy
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and help feed the fish in Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $15

Night Trek
7  – 9 p.m.
Stroll the nighttime beach as you learn about the fascinating life of sea turtles, and look for loggerheads nesting in the sand. Ages 5 and up. $10

Friday

Marsh Madness
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grab your water shoes for an exciting morning spent wading the marsh and calm waters of Bogue Sound searching for all kinds of cool marine creatures. Ages 5 and up. $10

 Behind the Scenes: The Aquarium at a Glance
12 – 12:45 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $12

Aquarist Apprentice
1  – 4 p.m.
Join Aquarium staff on a behind-the-scenes tour, help prepare animal meals and then participate in some daily care and maintenance tasks. Learn about the animals and assist the aquarists with their caretaking responsibilities. Ages 14 and up. $25

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch the aquarist feed the sharks!. Ages 5 and up. $20

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
4 – 6 p.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

Saturday

Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip
9  – 11 a.m.
Explore tidal flats and quiet backwaters as you become aware of the intricate web of life thriving in this pristine natural environment. The Aquarium provides the canoe or kayak. Ages 8 and up. $25

Behind the Scenes: The Aquarium at a Glance
12  – 12:45 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $12

 Behind the Scenes: Feeding Frenzy
2:30  – 3:30 p.m.
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and help feed the fish in Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $15

Sunday

 Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Visit labs and holding areas and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes adventure that includes an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 6 and up. $20

 Night Trek
7  – 9 p.m.
Stroll the nighttime beach as you learn about the fascinating life of sea turtles, and look for loggerheads nesting in the sand. Ages 5 and up. $10