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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice Indoor/Outdoor Event

Perfect for getting out of the sun and for the ocean life enthusiasts. Worth the few hours it... read more

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Miscdon
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Deer Park, Texas
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Interactive aquarium with lots for kids

We visited with a large family group and the kids loved this place. There is a section devoted to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lee_G_02
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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 yesterday via mobile

Perfect for getting out of the sun and for the ocean life enthusiasts. Worth the few hours it takes to tour. (Took us two hours - but we took our time). Enjoyed hearing about how they rehabilitate the turtles.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited with a large family group and the kids loved this place. There is a section devoted to rehabilitating sea turtles, which allows the kids to "rehab" their own electronic turtle. There was also a petting area for stingrays, hermit crabs, starfish, etc. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Where ever we travel, an aquarium is a must to see. This one had special added areas that make it stand out. They have an area where they are helping heal Ill turtles. You can walk outside on their pier that over looks the sound....More

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

Aquarium was very nice, but pretty much the same as Fort Fisher. Was expecting more. They has another albino alligator and the jellyfish. Beautiful water view.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Linda
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was very interesting to see all the sea animals they had, the sea turtle rescue area was amazing to see, loved seeing the sharks

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

Small so it's great for visits with small kids, they have a turtle rehab interactive exhibit which was fun for the kids. All one level good for strollers.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank swinglo_1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always love coming coming to the aquarium. The remodel they did is so amazing and still continues to impress me. Still love the turtle rehabilitation center and watching the jelly fish is mesmerized. We always love bringing out of town friends to our aquarium especially...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank heatherlk3100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our one year old to the aquarium and he loved it! He especially loved watching the turtles swim up to the glass. The aquarium itself has a good selection of fish, sharks? Jellyfish, reptiles, otters, and more. We spent a couple hours there...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lpdutil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the various exhibits....especially the turtle rescue and rehabilitation program. Very informative! The staff on site were wonderful at answering questions.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Shirley K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 4 year old granddaughter, she truly enjoyed the day. The video were very well done, two weeks later and she is still talking about saving the turtle with honey

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Donna M
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angelique762018
July 18, 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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Stephanie H
May 18, 2018|
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debdeal82
January 5, 2018|
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Response from Y6141BTamyg | Reviewed this property |
About 12 for adults and 8 for kids under like 10
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