Roanoke Island: NC Aquarium | Manteo, NC 27954


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Advance tickets and reservations are required.
For more information on what to expect check out the Welcome Back Page below. 

The “Waters of the Outer Banks” are waiting to be discovered. See an alligator, touch the stingrays, wonder at the playful river otters and marvel at sharks. The Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center is undergoing renovations until Fall 2022. Guests can view the aquarium’s resident sea turtle in the Operation Sea Turtle Rescue gallery throughout the summer while STAR Center staff care for new and current patients behind-the-scenes.
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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The nonprofit NC Aquarium Society invites you to join us in supporting the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island by becoming a part of our Living Treasures Campaign. With your help, Living Treasures will grow our partnerships and provide increased funding to allow the three Aquariums and Pier to prosper.

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Find out About our conservation programs

The North Carolina Aquariums are dedicated to animals in our care and in the wild. We recognize the challenges threatening species locally and globally. Our team commits resources and time to learning more and taking action through research, fieldwork, education, and the daily efforts of our team members.

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