Helpful Hints

The Aquarium strives to create an interesting, exciting and educational experience for visitors. Here are some helpful hints to ensure your visit is as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to seeing you.

1) Take your time

2) Consider coming during the shoulder season
(Labor Day to Memorial Day)

3) Bring the family

4) Add some programs to your visit

When registering for programs, activities, or field trips, or when booking a group, be sure to read full details on your confirmation letter so you will be prepared for an enjoyable experience.

5) Become a member

Becoming a member of the North Carolina Aquariums offers many rewarding benefits. Discounts, travel opportunities and free admission to all three North Carolina Aquariums, the North Carolina Zoo and more than 150 other zoos and aquariums around the country are just a few of the advantages. Your membership contribution helps support the Aquarium’s mission. An individual membership is $50 and a family membership $75. For more info on membership or to join, click here.

6) For visitor safety, shoes are required in the building and most Aquarium field trips require closed-toe shoes.

7) Check our calendar of events prior to your visit to see what programs are offered.