Welcome to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, located in Kure Beach, NC at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Visitors journey along “The Waters of the Cape Fear” – from freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline habitats, reefs and the open ocean.
Thousands of marine animals will take your students on a journey from North Carolina’s highest mountains to the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Your students will enjoy touching stingrays, staring sharks in the eye and watching river otters play in this unique seaside setting.
Crystal Coast Lady Cruises, the largest cruising vessels in Beaufort, Harkers Island, and New Bern, offering enclosed and open air seating, kids steering station, giant bow viewing area, on board restrooms, as well as a full galley/snack bar. It can accommodate up to 149 passengers, and sails from Beaufort.
A day of fun and education at Zootastic begins with an educational presentation where students will learn about our smaller exotic animals. Take a wagon ride with our experienced tour guides and touch and feed the animals. Walk through the park and see lions, tigers, giraffes, hyenas, gibbons and more. We also have a barnyard petting zoo and giraffe feeding walkway.
The Georgia Aquarium educational experience is an opportunity for students to discover the aquatic realm in an immersive learning environment. The Aquarium’s Education Department strives to make the educational experience an extension of the classroom.
The Aquariums were established in 1976 to promote an awareness, understanding, appreciation and conservation of the diverse natural and cultural resources of North Carolina's ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams and other aquatic environments. Visit one today.
Have a passion but not sure how to explore it? Want to do more than visit just one site or attend one program? We've looked across the state and put together packages that make the Tar Heel State easy to explore.