Have you ever looked out across that big ocean of ours and thought "I wonder what is underneath there?"
At North Carolina Aquariums in Fort Fisher, they will show you! They also give you an insight into the weird and wonderful creatures that are native to the North Carolina area - pretty cool huh!
The aquarium wants to make sure that every kid that passes through its doors gains a greater understanding of other creatures that we share this planet with, but that we don't often see.
They have daily programs which are appropriate for all ages and give kids an opportunity to learn about these marine environments, and see these wonderful creatures up close! They have a chance to interact with the staff too, so they can ask any questions they like! The programs are available on a first come-first served basis so when you arrive, best have a look what is on, and ensure you plan your time wisely. You don't want to miss out!
Dialog with a Diver is a fascinating experience - wait...you can talk to a diver when underwater? No way!
The Observe Aquariums divers are part of the 235,000 gallon Cape Fear Shoals exhibit where they spend their days swimming with eels, rays and even sharks! (Not many people can say that about their job!)
The divers can answer ANY of your questions about the inhabitants, all the while submerged 20 feet! Not something you can say you did every day!
The Creature Feature area gives the whole family and opportunity to learn about selected animals up close, without having to view through a tank. Crab,s rays, alligators and turtles are all lively encounters you can enjoy. Yes - alligators!
Have a fun dress up experience in Ocean Odyssey where you can dress up like a shark! Why not! You can also test your Aquarium knowledge and touch a turtle shell. Is it what you imagined it would feel like?
And of course, they also have daily animal feedings at 11am and 3pm where the friendly staff will give kids an insight into the animals feeding patterns, and their diet. There are different animals every day so make sure you check whats on!
Are you ready to take an underwater adventure!?