North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • Hours - Daily 9 am-5 pm


  • 900 Loggerhead Road

    Kure Beach,   NC   28449


Stunning exhibits of aquatic environment and wildlife 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 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.

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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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