Carolina Aquariumsion: Inspiring appreciation and
conservation of North Carolina’s aquatic
On a beautiful site overlooking
the Croatan Sound, the North Carolina Aquarium on
Roanoke Island is one of three state-operated
aquariums on the North Carolina coast. The Aquarium
on Roanoke Island features the 285,000-gallon
Graveyard of the Atlantic saltwater tank exhibit,
interactive exhibits, two touch tanks, a theater and
Sea Turtle Rescue,” where children become pretend
“veterinarians” as they diagnose and treat a toy sea
turtle! See our newest exhibit, the Sea Turtle
Assistance and Rehabilitation Center (STAR), opening
summer of 2014.
Explore the NC Aquarium
saltwater habitats from grass flats to Gulf Stream
waters. Explore saltwater habitats from grass flats
to Gulf Stream waters. Gently stroke a stingray or a
hermit crab at the touch tanks. Watch hundreds of
fishes flash by the 35-foot long viewing window of
the 285,000-gallon “Graveyard of the Atlantic” tank.
Sharks and other fishes cruise by only inches away.
History buffs will marvel at the one-third-scale
replica of the USS Monitor.See
Oceans Revealed: Power of the Planet, and learn how
the earth affects our lives with real time imagery
on a 6’ sphere.
Learn about sea turtles and the
efforts of the Aquarium and Network for Endangered
Sea Turtles (NEST) to save these animals from the
perils of man and nature in Sea Turtle Rescue. This
exhibit features interactive educational technology,
live sea turtle in a 10,000-gallon tank along with
other fishes found in the “Waters of the Outer
Be sure to visit the N.C.
Aquariums' newest Outer Banks attraction, Jennette's
Pier at Nags Head. You'll find information about it
in our Nags Head Attractions section or by visitingwww.jennettespier.net.
Handicap Accessibility: Site is
Nearest Major Town/City: Manteo, N.C.
About the Programs
Program Areas: Maritime, Ecology/Environmental
Materials via web site
School Tour Requirements:
No maximum group size
Group reservations required
Registered NC school groups
1 - 1.5 hour tour
Call for information about our
Fee Programs featured daily for the entire family to
Contact: Wendie Paramore, Librarian and Registrar
Phone Contact:252-475-2314 Email: