Hours and Fees
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
New for 2014: The Aquarium will be open on January 1, 2014
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adults: Ages 13-61: $8
Seniors: Ages 62+: $7
Children: Ages 3-12: $6
Age 2 and under: FREE
North Carolina Aquarium Society members: FREE
North Carolina school groups that register in advance: FREE (For further information on school group registration and pricing,
click on the Teacher/Students link at left.)
Martin Luther King Day
The North Carolina Aquariums participate in the Military Voucher Program. Active duty and retired military personnel can purchase tickets at a discounted rate from many Tickets and Tours Offices at military bases nationwide. Tickets must be purchased in advance to receive a discount. Please contact the facilities closest to you for ticket prices or additional information.
Become a member of the Aquarium family! Memberships are offered at several different levels and come with great benefits, including FREE admission to all three NC Aquariums. For more information about membership, click on the membership link at left.
Admission fees support maintenance, operations, and development of new exhibits to maintain an exciting and educational experience for Aquarium visitors. The Aquariums accept cash, traveler’s checks, MasterCard and VISA as payment for admission fees.