Virtual Creature Connections
In collaboration with the NC Zoo
Join the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and the North Carolina Zoo for a new animal adventure that stretches across the state from land to sea! From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month throughout the school year, these wildlife protecting partners will share exciting information about animal species native to North Carolina, wildlife conservation, and how the zoo and the aquariums create enriching homes for the animals in their care. Spend an afterschool hour of fun and learning with a wild crew of zoo and aquarium educators!
Ages: 8-13 years old
Fee: $10 per screen
Program Length: 1 hour
To register, email [email protected]
November 12 - Investigating Invertebrates
December 10 - Cold Blooded vs. Warm Blooded
January 14 - Behind the Scenes
February 11 - Lifecycles Lowdown
March 11 - Wildlife Conservation
April 8 - Animal Care
May 13 - Otters Galore
June 10 - Animal Olympics
Take a look at our Outreach programs:
Available as a virtual Experience:
Living Seashells: Every seashell has a story. Find out how they’re made and who once lived in these seaside treasures.
Fantastic Fish: Learn the characteristics of fish and uncover the facts about these fantastic animals.
Jellies: Discover the simple yet fascinating world of jellyfish and meet live jellies up close.
Sea Turtle 911: Discover the threats to endangered and threatened sea turtles and learn how the Aquarium is helping to protect them
Aquarium Life Cycles: Learn about the life cycles of Aquarium animals and meet a few up close.
Changing Oceans: Find the cause of ocean acidification and see its effects on ocean inhabitants.
Amazing Amphibians: Learn the unique role of frogs, toads and salamanders in our ecosystems.
Nature Neighbors: Discover your wild neighbors of eastern North Carolina and meet a few of them.
Scaly Survivors: Meet a few of our aquarium reptiles and learn how they’ve survived since the time of the dinosaurs.
Frog Songs: Meet a few native frog and toad species and try identifying them by their calls.
Turtle Time: Join us to examine the lives of turtles from land, freshwater, and the sea.
Amazing Alligators: Discover one of North Carolina's largest and most important predators.
Sea Moons: Learn about a sea turtle's journey and get up close with one of its favorite foods - the moon jelly!
Virtual Aquarium Tour: Connect with an Aquarium Educator to get a private virtual tour of the Aquarium.
Animal Cameo: Liven up meetings, events, or parties with a cameo brief from a live aquarium animal ambassador.
Available only in-person:
Hermit Crab's Friends: Learn how friends can help one another from hermit crabs, sea stars, sea urchins, and sea snails.
Invertebrate Interview: Discover the hidden secrets of marine invertebrates with the power of observation
Ocean Rx: Meet just a few of the ocean animals that help keep us healthy.
Habitat Fixer Uppers: Are our wetlands healthy? Learn to care for wetland habitats while meeting some of the animals that call them home.
Wild Wetlands: Meet North Carolina wetland inhabitants and discover how we are connected to them.
Festivals and Booths: Have an interactive animal booth at your festival or fair.
Traveling Touch Pool Van: Have the Aquarium's traveling touch pool van bring marine invertebrates to your festival or fair.
Learn more about our outreach programs here or submit an inquiry below if you have a specific question.
submit an outreach inquiry:
North Carolina Teachers
We offer a full suite of programs specifically designed to align with NC Essential Standard of Science. For more information on how our programs fit your curriculum needs, please contact us below.
For more information, questions, a full list of programs or to discuss topics to best suit your group's interests and needs, please contact the Outreach Coordinator at [email protected] or (910) 772-0509.