North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round although closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • Hours - 9 am - 5 pm


  • 900 Loggerhead Road

    Kure Beach,   NC   28449


A wild adventure for families to explore together! Visitors follow an exhibit's path showcasing the state’s diverse aquatic wildlife from freshwater streams and swamp habitats to reefs and open ocean. Come eye-to-eye with alligators, sea horses, sea turtles, and more. Talk to divers swimming with sharks, rays and eels. Meet Luna, a rare albino alligator. Touch sea stars, horseshoe crabs and even sharks! Explore more with behind-the-scenes tours, outdoor adventures, classes, camps and more. Sneak a peek behind the scenes with Aquarium staff and watch sharks devour their dinner. Free daily offerings include live animal presentations and feedings, touch pools and films. New exhibits include a new bald eagle and a temporary, seasonal Butterfly Bungalow with hundreds of free-flying butterflies open through September 2014.

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900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach NC 28449


Latitude: 33° 57' 45.4278" / Longitude: -77° 55' 34.1538"

Special Directions:

US Hwy 421 South past Kure Beach, 15 miles South of Wilmington. From Southport take the NC Ferry.

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