Sights to See: Fort Fisher Aquarium

Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, & Fort Fisher in Pleasure Island

Discover the world under the sea!

Explore several varied and fascinating ecosystemss found on and around Pleasure Island at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, as well as the many creatures that live in them! See  box turtles, alligators, snakes, and several types of fish that inhabit the area's rivers, streams, and swamps before moving on to meet the ocean dwellers including colorful fish, jellyfish, seahorses, sea turtles, and more. Be sure to pay a visit to Luna, an extremely rare albino alligator who makes her home at the Fort Fisher Aquarium.

A stunning two story tank in the aquarium offers a glimpse into the mysterious world off our beaches as sharks, eels, fish, and even the occasional scuba diver swim together.

When you arrive at the Fort Fisher Aquarium check the day's schedule of events and plan to attend an animal feeding, educational film in the movie theatre, or other special program. There are also several fun seasonal events held throughout the year, such as the local favorite, Trick or Treat Under The Sea.

To learn more visit the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher online at The aquarium us open 362 days a year from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closed only on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
1-800-832-3474 ext. 2

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