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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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This year was the second year in a row for us. Our kids, 2 and 4 years, love going. My son... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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My husband and I went, it’s nice something to do on a rainy day, good for kids, they have some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beth M
Ravenna, Ohio
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“sea turtles”(118 reviews)
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374 Airport Rd, Off U.S. 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9485
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank horizonbts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Mimi5620
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank cryoung2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The North Carolina Aquarium was fun to visit. Should be a great time for people of all ages. Has a turtle rehabilitation area with open bays for the turtles. Very informative. Can walk out to the sound and it was beautiful. Can see the wildlife...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

It is on the small side but very nice and very interesting and has so very nice hands on activities and the volunteers are knowledgeable.

1  Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very nice place, small but nice. The kids very enjoyed, provide education and interactive. We visited in the off season, not crowded. Very nice Rays to patted! 3D theater. Great time!

1  Thank FamilyGuy4X4
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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.