The North Carolina Coast Sights

North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island

  • 374 Airport Rd. Map It
  • Roanoke Island
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

Occupying 68,000 square feet of space overlooking Croatan Sound, 3 miles northeast of Manteo, the aquarium includes touch tanks, but The Graveyard of the Atlantic is the centerpiece exhibit. It's a 285,000-gallon ocean tank containing the re-created remains of the USS Monitor, sunk off Hatteras Island. The aquarium hosts a slew of activities and field trips, from feeding fish to learning about medicinal aquatic plants to a workshop allowing kids to diagnose and treat a replica of an injured sea turtle before releasing it back into the sea. At this writing, work had begun on major renovations to the Exhibit Gallery, following donations amounting to $4.5 million. The aquarium also manages the 1,000-foot-long wood-and-concrete Jennette's Pier in Nags Head.

Sight Information

Address:

374 Airport Rd., Roanoke Island, North Carolina, 27954, United States

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Phone:

800-832–3474 Ext. 4-for aquarium; 252-473–3494-for educational programs

Sight Details:

  • $10.95
  • Daily 9–5

Published 07/23/2015

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