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 Theme Days for June 16 – August 22
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Take part in special activities, crafts, and live animal displays, all included with your Aquarium admission.
Scutes and Scales Mondays - Discover the cold-blooded truth about alligators, snakes, and lizards.
Creepy Critters Tuesdays - Face your fears and appreciate the amazingly weird lives of sea stars, spiders, scorpions, and more.
Sharks: Wicked or Not Wednesdays - They may be predators, but are they after you?
Turtletastic Thursdays - Explore the shelled world of these ancient animals.
Buccaneer Fridays - Ahoy, mateys! Sail into the world of swashbuckling and pirate lore with sword fights and treasure hunts.
Daily Schedule for June 1 – September 1
Dialogue with a Diver Every day at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Interact with our divers in the 285,000-gallon Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit. Divers and staff educators answer your questions about Aquarium animals and explain why diving with sharks is not such a scary job.
Viewing animal feedings is a sure way to experience an everyday part of an animal’s life. Learn from an Aquarium educator what food different animals require, how they find it, and how we duplicate their natural foraging choices at the Aquarium.
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
Saturdays & Sundays – Dialogue with a Diver 10:30 & 2:30
Live Animal Encounter
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
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. These aquarium educator-led presentations will provide you with fascinating facts about the ocean’s ecosystems.
2:30 – Dialogue with a Diver
3:00 – Fish Feeding
3:30 – Science on a Sphere
Science on a Sphere Every day at 3:30 pm
See the Earth like never before with our large, three-dimensional sphere located in the Oceans Revealed exhibit. Learn how interconnected our planet is with an exciting display of earthquakes, tsunamis, animal migrations, hurricanes, and human activity, all from a global perspective.