Roanoke Island What's New

Roanoke Island What's New

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Retires Trick or Treat Under the Sea

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island has announced that its annual Halloween event, Trick or Treat Under the Sea, is being retired. The decision came after much deliberation by aquarium staff and management, and though the annual spook fest will be missed by many, there are some new and fun events on the horizon. “When we began Trick or Treat Under the Sea 17 years ago, there wasn’t much in the way of local community events around Halloween,” says Visitor... Read More
at Monday, September 23, 2019

New director named for NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

The   North Carolina Aquariums Division announced on August 19 that Larry Warner will serve as director for the Roanoke Island location. Warner’s career in museums and aquariums spans 32 years, and he served as Exhibits Curator at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island for more than six years. Most recently, he acted as the Director of Exhibits for Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium, overseeing the development of numerous conservation-based exhibits. While at the NC Aquarium... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Aquarium Advisory Committee meeting notice!

The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Advisory Committee is holding its quarterly meeting at the aquarium on Wednesday, February 13 at 1:00 pm.  The aquarium is located at 374 Airport Road in Manteo, NC.  The meeting will be held in the Conference Room and is open to the public. Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Monday, August 19, 2019

NC Aquarium mourns loss of beloved North American river otter Molly

NC Aquarium mourns loss of beloved North American river otter Molly The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is mourning the loss of Molly, the North American river otter that has delighted guests at the aquarium for nearly 18 years. Molly was under 24-hour supervision after experiencing a seizure in the early morning of July 29th. When she did not regain consciousness over the following days, the aquarium and veterinary staff made the determination to euthanize Molly rather... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Baby Alert! Anoles Hatch in Seven Rivers

Baby alert! The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is welcoming five green anoles which hatched in the aquarium's Seven Rivers gallery. Under the watchful care of aquarium staff, the baby lizards are thriving alongside the two adult anoles already on exhibit. While adults primarily eat crickets, mealworms and roaches, smaller insects are being offered to the hatchlings, including pinhead crickets and flightless fruit flies, according to... Read More
at Wednesday, July 24, 2019

"The Adventure" escape boat departs June 30

***UPDATE*** "The Adventure" Escape Boat has set sails for other horizons as of June 30. Find out where you can find "The Adventure" here. Original article below: Ahoy mateys! A mysterious pirate ship has appeared at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island! Where did it come from? Who is its pirate crew? The biggest question though, is can you ESCAPE? "The Adventure" escape ship is a new addition this season, brought to the aquarium by ... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Friday, May 24, 2019

“For the Birds” Nature Play trail showcases our feathery friends

What’s it like to be a bird on the Outer Banks? Flock to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and find out! Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the aquarium unveils its new Nature Play adventure “For the Birds.” The nature trail showcases many of our feathery friends, some who are year-round locals and some, like tourists, visit the Outer Banks at certain times of the year. Woodpeckers, Herons, Osprey and many more of their beaked brethren are the stars of the show,... Read More
at Wednesday, May 22, 2019

STAR Center releases six rehabilitated sea turtles

It’s good to be home. Onlookers cheered as six sea turtles rehabilitated at the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center were released back to the ocean on Saturday, May 4. Two green sea turtles and four loggerheads made their way back home during the release at the Frisco Bathhouse beach access, part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Staff from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island worked alongside volunteers from the Network for Endangered Sea... Read More
at Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Aquariums Announce Initial Spot A Shark USA Findings

Less than a year after the North Carolina Aquariums launched Spot A Shark USA , a citizen science program, lead researchers have issued initial findings in a manuscript published in the journal “Ecology”   today.  The four-page document outlines a discovery that could play a significant role in the strategic protection of the sand tiger shark,  Carcharias taurus , a globally designated vulnerable species, whose presence is linked to healthy aquatic ecosystems.... Read More
at Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Safety First for Dare County EMS and NC Aquarium

Dare County EMS personnel joined staff at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island last month to go over specialized emergency response procedures at the aquarium. The teams reviewed mock scenarios like an employee bit by a venomous snake or a diver in need of emergency assistance. This kind of cross-training helps familiarize Dare EMS with the kinds of safety protocols used at the aquarium so they will know what to expect if called. Working with animals, SCUBA diving, and the... Read More
at Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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