Go behind the scenes. Take a walk through the wetlands. Experience a day as one of our aquarists. Kayak around Roanoke Island. Talk with a scuba diver. 

explore our exhibits & HAbitats

"Sea the Change" at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Wander through the Wild Wetlands, learn about sea turtle conservation in our interactive Operation: Sea Turtle Rescue exhibit, get up-close views of stingrays and invertebrates in Sea Senses, and more! 

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Learn about our Programs

Go on a Shark Exhibit Tour, cast a line during What’s the Catch? fishing program, be an Aquarist for a Day and more! Reservations are required. Book your visit today!

Daily Programs

Included with admission! Check the schedule at Visitor Services.

Indoor Programs

Become an Aquarist for a day, go behind-the-scenes, learn about your favorite animal, and more.

Outdoor Programs

Cast your line, paddle around Roanoke Island, and more with our outdoor programs!

experience our CAMps

Ready to have a fintastic time? The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island offers camps galore, ranging from half-day to full-day, and single-day to week-long. Check out our fun, interactive, and environmentally-focused camps!

Scholarship registration opens February 20, 2023
General registration opens April 3, 2023

Learn More

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learn from afar

Check out our Virtual Programs to learn more about the aquarium, wherever you are!  Come learn and play with us online at the Aquarium! 

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