welcome to the North Carolina Aquariums!

We look forward to your visit!
The Aquarium team is committed to exceeding your expectations by
providing a safe, streamlined and immersive experience.

Please note some important updates to our policies:

  • Masks are optional at the Aquarium effective March 7, 2022.
  • All visitors, volunteers and employees are welcome to wear masks as an added layer of protection.
  • Unvaccinated and high-risk visitors, volunteers and employees are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

For more information on the updated COVID-19 guidance from Governor Roy Cooper and
the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Kody Kinsley, please visit

Visitors must secure their tickets online in advance—sellouts happen.


reserve online

To facilitate a unique experience for each guest,
the North Carolina Aquariums require online ticket reservations.

Adults (Ages 13-61): $12.95          
Children (Ages 3-12) $10.95        
Seniors (Ages 62 and older) and Military: $11.95 w/ valid identification
EBT card holders: $3
Taxes not included.
Ages 2 and younger, NC Aquarium Society Members and NC Zoo Members: FREE
(Ticket or Reserved Space Required)
At this time, we are unable to accommodate SENC discounts.
We are accepting AZA reciprocal memberships from other zoos and aquariums.



Do you have a fever, cough, or feel shortness of breath? Have you been exposed to someone with these symptoms or someone who has tested positive for COVID-19? If so, please join us at a later date. Already have tickets? Call 800-832-3474, select your aquarium, and we’ll gladly reschedule your visit.

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