Discover stunning exhibits of aquatic environment and wildlife that connect you with the natural world. Explore marine life from salt marshes and tidal pools to a two-story open ocean exhibit featuring sharks, rays and eels. Meet a family of otters at play, greet Luna a rare albino alligator, and a rescued bald eagle. Feel the smooth skin of a gliding stingray and come face-to-face with a loggerhead sea turtle. Stroll through the Aquarium’s outdoor garden and discover aquatic wildlife at daily dive shows and animal encounters. Explore more with behind-the-scenes tours, outdoor adventures and camps. Visit one of North Carolina's most popular attractions located 15 miles south of Wilmington on U.S. 421, south of Kure Beach and less than a mile from the Fort Fisher Ferry terminal.