Make connections with the natural world at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Feel the smooth skin of a gliding stingray. Climb along Adventure Reef. Talk with a diver swimming the depths with eels and sharks. Look an albino alligator in the eye. Wonder at baby sea turtles.
Discover aquatic wildlife at free daily dive shows and animal encounters. Explore more with behind-the-scenes tours, outdoor adventures and kid friendly camps.
See why visitors vote the Aquarium a top regional and national attraction each year.
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Plan Your Coastal Carolina Vacation
Planning a trip to Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, or Kure Beach? We have a great guide to all the other local activities and things to do in town. Don’t forget to reserve your accommodations, so you can get access to all of the best that these Wilmington area beaches have to offer.