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NC Aquariums Offer Reduced Admission for Low-Income Families

Great news from the office of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural resources! Beginning November 1, 2017, admission fees at North Carolina Aquariums on Roanoke Island, Pine Knoll Shores and Fort Fisher will be reduced for guests with an Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT, card. Under the new program, adult admission will be $3 and $2 for children ages 3-12. Up to four individuals can be admitted with each EBT card presented. There is no charge for children... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Aquarium welcomes opossum Webster as newest animal ambassador

Opossums sometimes get a bad rap with their unusual looks and nighttime antics, but there’s actually a lot to love about these small mammals. They have the distinction of being North America’s only native marsupial, they can snack on thousands of ticks per week, they very rarely contract rabies due to their low body temperature, and they are even immune to snake venom. The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island hopes guests will learn this and more with the help of... Read More
Posted by Chelsea Miller at Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Trick or Treat Under the Sea is almost here!

Purchase Tickets Want to hear something scary? Trick or Treat Under the Sea is just around the corner and some ghostly partygoers haven’t gotten their tickets yet! The Halloween fest at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island on October 26 and October 27 promises frights and fun for the entire family, and tickets are going fast! This year has the distinction of being the 13th incarnation of Trick or Treat Under the Sea and NCARI is busy planning fun and frightening... Read More
Posted by Chelsea Miller at Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island to collect plastic bags and film for recycling

Want to help keep plastic bags and plastic film off the beaches and out of landfills, but need somewhere to drop it all off for recycling? The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is here to help with Plastic Bag and Film Collection Days ! On select Tuesdays over the next seven months, the aquarium will accept these hard-to-recycle items. The first opportunity to bring over clean and dry plastics for recycling is October 10th from 12-2 p.m. The designated collection station can be found just... Read More
Posted by Chelsea Miller at Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tickets on sale now for Trick or Treat Under the Sea!

Purchase Tickets It’s baaaaack! Join the ghoulish giggles and frightful fun at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the 13th incarnation of Trick or Treat Under the Sea, Thursday, Oct. 26th and Friday, Oct. 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Tickets to this popular Roanoke Island Halloween haunt go on sale October 1st online and at the aquarium’s admissions windows. The 13th Trick or Treat Under the Sea promises to dig up some old favorites and... Read More
Posted by Chelsea Miller at Thursday, October 5, 2017

USS Monitor exhibit wins Museum Technology award

An exhibit depicting the dramatic exploits of the USS Monitor at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island earned the Bronze Award in Media Production at the 2017 Southeastern Museums Conference Technology Competition. The Turret Theater, which simulates the turret of the Civil War ironclad, immerses visitors with a multi-screen video display and surround sound experience depicting the 1862 Battle of Hampton Roads, and the sinking of the USS Monitor in a storm... Read More
Posted by Chelsea Miller at Monday, October 2, 2017

Red Cross blood drive at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Oct. 4

The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island will host its annual Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, October 4th from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Anyone who donates blood will receive free aquarium admission the day of the drive. There is also an opportunity for donors to win a four-pack of tickets to the Aquarium’s spooktacular event Trick or Treat Under the Sea 2017! Those interested in giving blood are invited to simply show up at the aquarium at 374 Airport Road in Manteo, or make an appointment at ... Read More
Posted by Chelsea Miller at Friday, September 22, 2017

Fall into fur during Proper Pet Awareness Day at the NC Aquarium

The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is partnering with the Outer Banks SPCA to host Proper Pet Awareness Day on Thursday, September 21st from 11-3 p.m. Visitors can meet and visit with adoptable dogs from the SPCA, and learn about animals that should be left to live in their natural environment, including various species of turtles, snakes and frogs. “We want to show people that if they’re looking for a pet, it’s best to let wild animals remain in their... Read More
Posted by Chelsea Miller at Thursday, September 14, 2017

Aquarium guests “Round Up” $56,346.20 for conservation

Guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island contributed more than $56,000 toward conservation in fiscal year 2016/2017 by rounding up their admission and gift shop purchases to the nearest dollar. The “Round Up for Conservation” program, operated at all three NC Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, raises funding for important wildlife research and assistance. “Whether it’s five cents or 95 cents, these donations add up to real money that have a real impact,”... Read More
Posted by Chelsea Miller at Monday, August 14, 2017

Biologists in Training Test the Waters

Testing the Waters – Local teens participating in the Biologists in Training program this summer have been learning about all aspects of animal care at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Their most recent task was water chemistry monitoring, a process where water samples from each aquatic exhibit are tested for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels. With help from aquarist Emily Waldron, program leaders Kate Davison (second from left) and Leslie Vegas guided participants... Read More
Posted by Chelsea Miller at Thursday, August 10, 2017

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