Daily Programs

 

Daily programs are included with admission and are scheduled throughout the day.  Programs are subject to change, so please check Aquarium monitors when you arrive, or ask a staff member for the day’s schedule.

 

Special Programs for June 16 – August 28

Creature Features & Nature’s Marvels
Tuesdays and Fridays – 10:00-3:00
Get an up-close look at aquarium favorites like alligators and sea turtles, or get hands-on with experiments explaining ocean phenomena, human senses, and how animals take flight.

 

Animal Theme Days
Wednesdays – 10:00-3:00
Take part in special activities, crafts, and live animal displays on featured animals throughout the summer: June – Marine Mammals, July – Sharks, and August – Reptiles.

 

Daily Schedule through September 7, 2015

10:00 – Educational Film (Mon, Thur, Sat, & Sun)

Visit new worlds with a variety of marine-related videos focusing on specific animals such as alligators and sea turtles, different habitats from icebergs to deep sea trenches, or insight on how to make a difference in the environment.


 

10:30 – Dialogue with a Diver (Everyday)
Interact with our divers in the 285,000-gallon Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit.  Divers and educators answer your questions about Aquarium animals and explain   why diving with sharks is not such a scary job.


 

11:30 – Live Animal Encounter (Mon, Thur, Sat, & Sun)
Come face-to-face with alligators, snakes, sea turtles and other live animals. Discover how their adaptations make them so amazing! You may even have a chance to touch the featured creature and take a souvenir photo.


1:30 – Ocean Odyssey (Mon, Thur, Sat, & Sun)

Explore the aquatic world with presentations on marine life such as sharks, whales, and jellies. Spin the wheel or pick a category in games that test your knowledge of North Carolina wildlife. The educator will provide you with fascinating facts about the ocean’s ecosystems.

 

 

 

 

     2:30 – Dialogue with a Diver (Everyday)

 

 

 

 

 

3:00 – Animal Feeding (Everyday)

 

 

 

Mondays: 3 pm – Alligator feeding in the Wetlands on the Edge gallery

Tuesdays: 3 pm – Stingray feeding at the Close Encounters touch tank

Wednesdays: 3 pm – Stingray feeding at the Close Encounters touch tank

Thursdays: 3 pm – Alligator feeding in the Wetlands on the Edge gallery

Fridays: 3 pm – Stingray feeding at the Close Encounters touch tank

Saturdays: 3 pm – Fish feeding in the Graveyard of the Atlantic tank

Sundays: 3 pm – Fish feeding in the Graveyard of the Atlantic tank

 

3:30 – Educational Film (Everyday)