Register your group in advance
Advanced registration of students, teachers, and staff is required for free admission. Register early – the Aquarium is a popular destination and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The admission fee for registered parent chaperones is $8 per person.
School Field Trip Information
Some schools are eligible for free admission to the Aquarium. These include North Carolina K-12 Public Schools, Private Schools, Registered Home Schools, and Qualifying Preschools. To receive free admission, schools must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Reservations for the 2022/2023 school year are available for visit dates between September 7, 2022, and June 17, 2023.
- Reservations can be made for visits Monday - Friday only, blackout dates apply for certain holidays and school break periods.
- Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the visit date.
- A ratio of one adult chaperone for every ten students is strongly recommended. Chaperones must remain with and supervise their students at all times.
- Please be sure to review our facility's current operations before planning your trip.
- Reservations for free entry are for students in your classes only: siblings and other children are not included in the free admission.
- Additional guests must purchase tickets in advance for Aquarium entry.