Visit and Learn

The "Waters of the Outer Banks" are waiting to be discovered. Marvel at the largest group of sharks in the state. Interact with scuba divers. See an alligator. Touch the stingrays. Wonder at the playful river otters. Witness our conservation efforts in the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center.
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
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Support Our Living Treasures

The nonprofit NC Aquarium Society invites you to join us in supporting the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island by becoming a part of our Living Treasures Campaign. With your help, Living Treasures will grow our partnerships and provide increased funding to allow the three Aquariums and Pier to prosper.

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Understanding. Responsibility. Action. The long-term health and sustainability of animals in the wild and in our care is a top priority for the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. All members of our team are dedicated to responsible conservation in daily activities and long-term initiatives. Current areas of focus include the sand tiger sharks, lined seahorses and sea turtles, all threatened or animals of concern. In addition, as an accredited-member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a partner in SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction, we work together to keep the most vulnerable animals from disappearing and protect them for future generations.


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