June 14, 2021
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is doing its part to help Bring Summer Back in North Carolina. The aquarium is partnering with the New Hanover County Health and Human Services to host a vaccine clinic for anyone 12 and older at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2021. Participants will Receive Free Admission to the Aquarium
August 06, 2020
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will hold a virtual Advisory Committee meeting at 9 a.m., August 19, 2020. Committee members will attend virtually as the aquarium remains closed to the public. A public call-in number is available.
October 21, 2019
The North Carolina Aquariums will honor veterans and military service members on Nov. 11, 2019, by offering free admission on Veterans Day to all veteran, active, reserve, or retired members of the U.S. military with a valid service identification or proof of service, as well as spouses and dependents.
April 12, 2019
Bugs and a good teacher sparked Gail Lemiec’s career path. She chose an undergraduate degree based on animal behavior, conducted conservation research with wolves, and now shares her passion for science at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher as an educator. Lemiec and several of her aquarium colleagues wanted to do more to encourage girls and women to explore science as a career path.
January 18, 2019
Mention sharks to Hap Fatzinger and a change comes over him. He leans forward, talks a little faster, smiles a little bigger. The long-time Wilmington resident and avid outdoorsman really wants his audience to get it. But let’s be clear. The excitement, some might even call it a passion, has nothing to do with what should be done about sharks, but, instead, what we need to do for sharks.
Fatzinger’s use of the collective “we” is no mistake, either. He believes in the power of people, to make impactful change. Words like conservation, healthy habitats, ocean health aren’t just nebulous ideas in Fatzinger’s shark-fueled enthusiasm. They are his professional mission, a road map from which he will now lead the team at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
December 07, 2018
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The North Carolina Aquariums at Fort Fisher, Pine Knoll Shores, Roanoke Island and Jennette's Pier have all joined a coalition of major public aquariums that announced opposition to the federal government’s pending issuance of permits to allow repeated seismic blasting along the East Coast in search of offshore oil and gas. Marine scientists are concerned that the prolonged and extreme noise pollution introduced into already highly stressed ocean environments will disturb marine life from tiny plankton to commercially valuable fish stocks and even giant whales.