Roanoke Island What's New

Roanoke Island What's New

Can you escape the "The Adventure"?

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 "Will You Escape the OBX?" The company, based in Point Harbor, has fashioned a fun and fantastic escape experience that aquarium guests can explore. And there is a good cause for participating!... 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

NC Aquariums in Running for Top in Nation

The North Carolina Aquariums are in the running for USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Award for best aquarium, and everyone’s vote counts. The aquariums are asking for visitor support by going online and voting for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.  Vote once per day  for your favorite until voting ends on Monday, April 22 at noon ET.  “I am honored and find great satisfaction that our staff’s efforts are being recognized... Read More
at Saturday, April 6, 2019

Aquarium Partners with Coast Guard to Release Rehabilitated Sea Turtles

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at Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Swim into spring with a Sea Turtle Egg Hunt

Flip your fins towards the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island for a turtle-y awesome twist on a springtime tradition. The popular Sea Turtle Egg Hunt will return on Saturday, April 20, 2019 with a session at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Children will learn all about these marine reptiles, and even see a loggerhead sea turtle up-close during a presentation by an aquarium educator. Then it’s time to get crafty and create a basket featuring recycled materials that will be used during the... Read More
at Monday, April 1, 2019

Employee Excellence Awarded

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island congratulates Cayla Norman (left) and Sharon Rippons (right) for their exemplary performance. The two were selected by their peers to receive these annual awards for outstanding service. Cayla, who works in Visitor Services, was presented with the "Sea Star Award" acknowledging her excellent customer service and positive attitude. Sharon is a housekeeper om the Operations staff, and she received the "Award... Read More
at Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Aquarium staff dive into beach cleanup

Thank you to the nine aquarium staffers who got their feet sandy and hands dirty during our beach cleanup! We removed cigarette butts, straws, beverage cans, food wrappers, balloons and more off the beach and away from the ocean.  Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Monday, March 18, 2019

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