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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We live about 5 hours away from here and basically live at the Aquarium in Manteo. Our daughter... read more

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Lacmarcum
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Camden, North Carolina
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Family PASS!!!

I love this Aquarium! We visited during the heat wave over Memorial Day Weekend! Being inside for... read more

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Wasilla, Alaska
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Visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, located in Kure Beach (a short drive from Wilmington), enjoy an exploration of “The Waters of the Cape Fear.” Journey down the Cape Fear River – from freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline...more
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900 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3786
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We live about 5 hours away from here and basically live at the Aquarium in Manteo. Our daughter loves the aquarium. While the one at Kures Beach feels smaller we loved it. So much to see and do. So much fun. Great family trip.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I love this Aquarium! We visited during the heat wave over Memorial Day Weekend! Being inside for the afternoon was a great way to cool off. We chose a family pass because we were traveling across the country and by having this family pass we...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My granddaughter and I visited the aquarium on during our Girls Trip. We had a great time. I loved all of the ocean life at the aquarium but asked a staff member how to avoid the snakes that are in the aquarium (hate snakes!.) The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice aquarium, great displays, even some hands on displays for kids (and adults). So cool to see such a variety of marine life up close!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to visit here on a rainy day (like everyone else apparently because the place was packed).Tickets were $12.95/$10.95, which is a great deal considering that we paid $29.99/$19.99 for Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, which is not even as nice. Lots and lots...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here on a day when it was supposed to rain. It was so cool. We went to Lorikeet Landing and the aquarium. Feeding the lorikeets was a lot of fun, my oldest really enjoyed it. The tanks and exhibits were interesting and getting...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice aquarium but it used to be alot cheaper like$5-6. $12 isn't too much but it's kind of small for teenagers for that price. Maybe better with young kids for the price

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I gave it three stars because they take your picture and when you give them receipt thinking you are going to review it before buying they charge you $30 for 3 5x7 photos. Not a big deal if you know this ahead of time. The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped & visited the aquarium & got the annual membership for our family of 7. It gets us discounts @ other zoos & aquariums we go to. The 3 & 4 year olds had a lot of fun watching the fish & especially the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We throughly enjoyed our visit to the Aquarium. We had never seen a bald eagle up close or an albino alligator. We enjoyed the divers in the Aquarium. A very interesting and informative place to visit for adults and especially children.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Carolyn M
September 5, 2018|
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Response from william B | Reviewed this property |
If anyone in your family has a NC EBT card, they are eligible for reduced tickets for up to 4 persons. Must be a NC resident.
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Brenda W
June 26, 2018|
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ADMISSION TICKETS Adults (Ages 13-61): $12.95 Seniors (Ages 62 and older): $11.95 Military: $11.95 Children (Ages 3-12): $10.95 Ages 2 and younger and NC Aquarium Society Members: FREE *taxes not included
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Noah C
December 4, 2017|
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Response from Wade S | Reviewed this property |
Call aquarium. Normally you can pick them up before you leave. There is someone working at desk near gift shop who normally helps with them.
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