Daily Programs

Don’t miss your chance to see live animals up close! Explore topics such as jellies, sharks and marine mammals, and take part in fun ocean trivia games. 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.
Program schedule valid through May 23, 2014

Dialogue with a Diver
Time: 10:30 a.m.  

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.

Live Animal Encounter
Time: 11:30 a.m.
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.
Ocean Odyssey
Time: 1:30 p.m.
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. See the Earth like never before with our large, three-dimensional sphere in the Oceans Revealed exhibit. These Aquarium educator-led presentations reveal fascinating facts about ocean ecosystems and describe how all life on our planet is interconnected. Please call or check the program schedule when you arrive to find out the day’s topic.

Animal Feedings
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 food choices at the Aquarium.

Weekly 3 p.m. Feeding Schedule

Monday – Friday -Stingrays in Close Encounters

Saturday & Sunday -Fish in the Graveyard of the Atlantic


Educational Films
Times: various throughout the day
Join us in Neptune’s Theater for an entertaining and enlightening film of the day chosen from our library of marine-related videos. Topics may focus on specific animals, such as alligators and sea turtles, or explore different habitats from icebergs to deep-sea trenches. All subjects provide insight on how to make a difference in the environment.