Roanoke Island: NC Aquarium | Manteo, NC 27954


The “Waters of the Outer Banks” are waiting to be discovered.
See an alligator, touch the stingrays, wonder at the playful river otters and marvel at sharks.
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day. Closing at 1 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Advance tickets and reservations are required.

Support Our Living Treasures

The nonprofit NC Aquarium Society invites you to join us in supporting the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island by becoming a part of our Living Treasures Campaign. With your help, Living Treasures will grow our partnerships and provide increased funding to allow the three Aquariums and Pier to prosper.

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Find out About our conservation programs

The North Carolina Aquariums are dedicated to animals in our care and in the wild. We recognize the challenges threatening species locally and globally. Our team commits resources and time to learning more and taking action through research, fieldwork, education, and the daily efforts of our team members.

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