North Carolina Aquariums

Groups can enjoy an exciting range of programs at the North Carolina Aquarium’s 4 locations. Students and scouts at Roanoke Island location can have a live animal encounter, study marine mammals, and even participate in an animal dissection. Visit the galleries at Pine Knoll Shores and Fort Fisher and have groups participate in a scavenger hunt, all while seeing thousands of aquatic animals from across the state and unique ecosystems like a trout pool and cypress swamp. At Jennette’s Pier, groups can build science projects and engage with topics like ocean currents, wind power, the water cycle, and even fishing.
Contact Info 
Address: Roanoke Island: 374 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954. Dare County. Pine Knoll Shores: 1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. Carteret County. Fort Fisher: 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC 28449. New Hanover County. Jeannette’s Pier: 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959. Dare County. Tel: 800-832-FISH. Email: Website: Hrs: See website.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnights, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Aquarium Lesson Plan

Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators in order to avoid being eaten? That an electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity to frighten away predators? Let students act like scientists to observe marine life while focusing on habitat, survival, and defense mechanisms.... Continue