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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

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Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Solid Aquarium

On a nasty day outside in early December, we were on the island looking for something indoors to do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Morrisville, North Carolina
Great Aquarium

We visited the aquarium while on vacation. The aquarium is laid out very neat, like walking through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
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“sea turtles”(121 reviews)
“touch tank”(89 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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374 Airport Rd, Off U.S. 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9485
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a nasty day outside in early December, we were on the island looking for something indoors to do before heading back home to RDU and the icy/snowy mess waiting for us there. We decided to check out the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. It's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CTKoehrsen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium while on vacation. The aquarium is laid out very neat, like walking through an underwater ship wreck. They have a sea turtle rehab facility that you get to tour and ask questions. This is one of the better aquariums we have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed visiting the aquarium, especially the sea turtle rehabilitation. What a great job they are doing.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank dmiles125
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This year was the second year in a row for us. Our kids, 2 and 4 years, love going. My son especially loves the dinosaur exhibit, which this year made our first year seeing that. Very cool. The staff is always extremely kind and informative....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Navigate16404405329
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went, it’s nice something to do on a rainy day, good for kids, they have some interactive petting pools.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bethm840
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting way to spend some time. They had everything from alligators to sharks, and fish to snakes. We happened to be there when the divers went into the shark tank to do their show and it was interesting. They also have a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This place is a gem. Along with the usual aquarium exhibits, they display their exhibits in fun and unique ways. They have a turtle rescue center where you can see the turtles resting in their tanks and talk to a staff member about their recovery....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We had read that it wasn't a huge aquarium, but still a quality adventure for the family! We found this to be true! The kids had all kinds of hands on displays to keep them entertained, from the turtle hospital, to the stingrays, to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank horizonbts
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We decided to go to this aquarium as we had been to the other N.C. Aquariums and wanted to see them all! This one did not disappoint. Yes, it is a bit smaller, but it packs a punch! It is so well thought out, from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mimi5620
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Lots of highly qualified staff and a good selections of programs and shows. I definitely recommend this aquarium and recommend you visit the sea turtle hospital.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank cryoung2
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18 July 2018|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
We always go first thing when they open. We still get a close parking spot also.
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Response from FamilyTravelers4ever | Reviewed this property |
$10.95 adults, $8.95 ages 3-12, under 2 free If you have another Zoo or aquarium membership check to see if you can get a discount admission.