North Carolina Schools

All preregistered North Carolina school groups receive free admission to the Aquarium. School personnel and bus drivers accompanying groups are admitted free. Chaperones are required to pay $6 each and siblings pay regular admission price. Upon arrival, the Lead Teacher will make one payment for the group with cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard.

The Aquarium requires that groups register at least two weeks in advance. This allows the Aquarium to schedule group visits in a timely manner so students have a more enjoyable experience. In order to help with “crowd control” and provide a more rewarding experience, visits are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

With prior notice, a special marine life video, live animal program, field trip experience or other activity may be arranged. Click here for a list of special program opportunities for your school group.

Non-registered groups are charged the standard admission rate. If the building is filled to capacity, a non-registered “drop-in” group may be asked to wait outside until more space is available.

To register your group, contact the Registrar toll free at 800-832-3474, ext. 4 to reach the Aquarium, followed by ext. 232, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.