Roanoke Island What's New

Opening Begins June 11

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island wants to thank our supporters for their patience during this recent renovation project.  We’ve heard from many people that they can’t wait to see the new galleries.
The following experiences are available: 
· Outside grounds, including the Soundside Pier and Nature Play area 
· Lobby aquarium and augmented reality experience 
· Wild Wetlands featuring river otters, alligators, and turtles 
· STAR Center – sea turtle hospital and interactive Sea Turtle Rescue exhibit 
· Sea Treasures – marine life found around the shipwrecks off our coast 
· Sea Senses – touch pools for up-close views of stingrays and invertebrates 
· Ironclad Sanctuary – the incredible history of the U.S.S. Monitor 
· Graveyard of the Atlantic – shark aquarium with Gulf Stream interactive exhibit 
· Neptune’s Theater – high-definition films and a new Science on a Sphere experience 
· Story Moments throughout the facility 
· Gift Shop 
· Café 
· Daily programs 

The following two galleries are open, but sections are still being updated: 
· Seven Rivers – animals and cultural history tied to the waters of the Albemarle 
· Delicate Drifters – the ethereal world of sea jellies 

Come visit us at 374 Airport Road, north of Manteo, and see what we’ve been up to!

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