Groups are required to register at least two weeks in advance. This allows the Aquarium to schedule visits in a timely manner so students have a more enjoyable trip.
N.C. School groups
Children, teachers, and staff in North Carolina school groups are admitted to the Aquarium at no charge at the time of visit if registered in advance. Register early - reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The admission fee for registered parent chaperons is $6 per person. Non-registered groups are charged the standard admission rate.
Out-of-state school groups
Registered out-of-state school groups receive a 15% discount on standard admission fees.
You may choose one free program for your group during your visit. To register your group, contact our registrar or call (252) 475-2314.
If your group is seeking a more hands-on program, consider one of the Aquarium’s more in-depth fee-based experiences, such as an excursion to the beach or salt marsh, a dissection lab or Sleeping with the Sharks.