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There's more to SEA and DO

Adventure awaits inside and out!  From the pristine natural areas surrounding the Aquarium to animal care areas behind the scenes, visitors of all ages can make memories of our special activities and events. Advanced tickets are required for our activities. 

Do you need help deciding on the perfect activity for yourself, your family, or your group?  Want to get more details on an adventure? We're happy to help and you're welcome to call us at 252-247-4003.

From animal habitats and exhibits to camps and daily programs, scroll through the options below to see what you can expect at the Aquarium.

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  • Feb. 14, 2023

    Free Programs

    During the day, the Aquarium will host free daily programs. Programs can be an encounter with one of our ambassador animals, a discovery hour in the classroom, an animal feeding presentation, or a story time hour for little ones. 


    Free Programs

  • Indoor Programs

    Get a look at the animal care areas and the labs where the aquarist do water quality. Go behind the scenes to see what it takes to care for all the animals at the aquarium. 

    Indoor Programs

  • Outdoor Programs

    Kayak through Bogue Sound, hike through the marsh looking for birds, journey across the beach discovering treasures, or glide through the water on a standup paddleboard. Our outdoor events depend on the season and the weather but check here for our offerings. 

    Outdoor Adventures

  • Special Events

    Check our program calendar to see what special events may be happening during your visit. Throughout the year we offer some different special programs both free and paid. See if one of ur many themed-days are happening during your visit, or if we have a special seasonal event happening during your visit. 

    Special Events

  • Exhibits and Habitats

    Learn about our habitats and where the animals live. See our art gallery and what exhibits you can expect to see on your visit.

    Exhibits and Habitats 

  • Camps

    The Aquarium hosts camps throughout the year in spring, summer, and winter. Camps are very popular and fill up quickly. Visit our Camps page for dates, times, ages, and what you should bring to a camp.