Roanoke Island What's New

Dinosaurs! extended to Sept. 16

The dinosaurs roaming the nature trail the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island are getting an extended stay, remaining open until September 16. Originally slated to go extinct on September 4, the dinos’ departure has been postponed so more visitors can enjoy these prehistoric giants face-to-face. Last month saw the highest-attended July since 2001, and the dinosaurs have been a huge hit. Guests can stand alongside life-size animated Triceratops and Stegosaurus and get face to face with... Read More
at Monday, August 20, 2018

Title I Schools Can Now Apply for N.C. Aquarium Scholars Program

The application period is underway for teachers in North Carolina’s Title I schools to participate in the Aquarium Scholars program, an educational outreach opportunity that connects students with undersea worlds, amazing animals and ocean science.   Through Sept. 15, 2018, teachers can apply for mini-grants to fund programming such as in-classroom animal encounters, class trips to North Carolina Aquariums, or distance learning sessions that bring the North Carolina... Read More
at Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Aquarium Advisory Committee meeting notice!

The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Advisory Committee is holding its quarterly meeting at the aquarium on Wednesday, August 8 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 Sunday, August 5, 2018

Aquarium Advisory Committee meeting notice!

The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Advisory Committee is holding its quarterly meeting at the aquarium on Wednesday, August 8 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 Thursday, August 2, 2018

Become an Aquarium Volunteer!

Have some free time? Become an Aquarium volunteer! Our program has opportunities for every interest, so you’re sure to have fun while learning something new. Follow the link to fill out our volunteer application in time to attend the next orientation on Monday, July 30th at 9 am.  Volunteer Application Learn More Read More
at Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Make your mark at Art and the Ocean Day on July 19!

The ocean and the life it supports have provided inspiration for artists throughout the ages. On July 19, guests to the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island can be part of that tradition at “Art and the Ocean.” Throughout the day, guest artists and aquarium staff will lead participants in art activities and cool crafts. Learn how to sketch an animal with an up-close session with one of the aquarium’s ambassador animals! Find out how an artist makes glass art inspired by sea... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Sunday, June 24, 2018

NC Aquarium’s STAR Center releases nine rehabbed sea turtles back to sea

      A crowd of several hundred  onlookers cheered as nine sea turtles rehabilitated at the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center were released back to the ocean Wednesday morning. Five green sea turtles, three Kemp’s ridley, and one loggerhead made their way back home during the release at Coquina Beach, part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Staff and interns from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island worked... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Saturday, June 23, 2018

Celebrate our toothy friends on International Shark Awareness Day!

Sharks play an important role in the health of the ocean, and on July 14, guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island can help celebrate these fascinating fish! Shark Awareness Day is a chance to take a closer look at an amazing animal that sometimes gets a bad break. From Shark Trivia to Ring-a-Toss, participants can play fun games, win prizes and find out more about sharks. Want to learn how to identify shark species by the shape of their fin? Play FIN-gerprint a Shark! Want a unique... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Saturday, June 23, 2018

Animal Care Staff Complete HAZWOPER Workshop

Members of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s animal care team recently attended a HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations) 24 Hour workshop at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore , Mar yland. K ristin Clark, Maddy VanMiddlesworth, Connie Dobbs and Leslie Vegas individually completed 16 hours of coursework before spending two days at the Zoo learning how to respond to the needs of wildlife affected by oil spills and other disasters. Upon completion of this course,... Read More
at Thursday, June 14, 2018

NOAA shipwreck exploration to be featured in real time at NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

The deep-water robotic investigation of an unidentified shipwreck off the North Carolina coast will be shown live to guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island on June 25. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will conduct the dive 40 miles off the coast of Hatteras Island via a robotic submersible launched from the research vessel Okeanos Explorer . The live stream will be shown on the movie screen in the aquarium’s Neptune’s Theater, allowing... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Friday, June 8, 2018

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