About the Aquarium

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located in Kure Beach, North Carolina at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Visitors enjoy “The Waters of the Cape Fear”, as they take a journey down the Cape Fear River – from freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline habitats, to reefs and the open ocean. Open 363 days a year, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days).

Hours and Fees
Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. year-round
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days

Adults: Ages 13-61: $10.95
Seniors: Ages 62+ and military: $9.95
Children: Ages 3-12: $8.95
Ages 2 and under and North Carolina Aquarium Society Members: FREE

Group Visits:
Special activities, programs and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Click here for more information.

Admission fees support maintenance, operations, and development of new exhibits to maintain an exciting and educational experience for Aquarium visitors.

Spanish Language
Spanish language scripts are available for some free educational programs.
Please check with visitor services at the aquarium’s entrance for availability of Spanish scripts and films.

No Pets, Please!
We love animals here at the Aquarium and we want to remind our visitors to leave their pets at home.
Pets are not allowed in the Aquarium. Leaving a pet inside a locked car can be deadly. New Hanover County ordinance prohibits owners from leaving their dogs tied up unattended.

Food and Drinks
The SharkBites snack bar, located on the food deck outside the Gift Shop, offers a variety of food and drink selections daily from March through September and on weekends during October and November.

SharkBites Hours:

March – Sept: Mon. – Sat. 10–5 Sun. 11–5

October: Thu. – Sat. 10-5 Sun. 11-5

November: Sat. 10-5 Sun 11-5

Dec. – Feb: CLOSED

Vending machines, on the food deck and outside the garden exit gates, offer a variety of snacks and drinks. Water fountains are found at a number of locations inside the aquarium.

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