Fort Fisher Tours and Adventures

Fort Fisher Tours and Adventures

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Add adventure to your visit! Choose from a variety of fun and educational programs offered throughout the year.

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Virtual Programs

Virtual Creature Feature
Watch and learn as an Aquarium educator shares more about the animals cared for by the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Discover how we help to save these species in the wild. Each week, a new topic will be discussed.
Open to all audiences. Mondays at 11 a.m. 1 hour.
Virtual Storytime
Cozy up for an animal tale read by an Aquarium educator. After the story, meet a live animal and engage in fun activities.
Recommended for ages 2-5, but family members welcome. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. 45 minutes.
Virtual Behind the Scenes:Turtles
Go totally turtle with this exclusive look behind the scenes. Discover all we do to provide the best care for the turtles living at the Aquarium. Each tour includes several species from land to sea. Learn how our turtles serve as animal ambassadors teaching others about wild reptiles and how you can help to protect our shelled neighbors.
Open to all audiences. Fridays at 10 a.m. 1 hour.
Virtual Behind the Scenes: Saving Species

Go behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at how the Aquarium helps save species. Learn about our sand tiger shark research, raising and releasing Carolina gopher frogs, growing corals, and larval fish.
Recommended for ages 7 and up. Fridays at 2 p.m. 1 hour.

Private Programs

Virtual Animal Cameos

Make your next virtual gathering a wild one! Energize your Zoom meeting or party with a live animal ambassador from the Aquarium. The program includes one animal and plenty of opportunity to ask questions getting to know your nature neighbors!
Open to all audiences. 15  minutes.


ON site Programs (not currently available)

A backstage pass to the Aquarium's hidden spaces. Explore animal care areas, husbandry, life support and more.
Ages 8 and older. 1.5 hours.
All the access of a Behind the Scenes Tour and much more. Visit the top of the largest Aquarium exhibit, the Cape Fear Shoals and watch a feeding.
Ages 8 and older. 2 hours.
Behind the Scenes for the youngest fish fans. A perfect combination of fun and learning for families with children ages 3 to 7. Staff shares animal facts and assist in creating a fin-tastic craft to take home.
Ages 3 and older. 30 minutes.
This three-hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). Sponsored by the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Ages 10 and older. 3 hours.

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