The wellbeing of our guests and staff is our top priority. The Aquariums team has been closely monitoring concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is carefully following the guidance of N.C. DHHS. At this time, out of an abundance of caution, we will not offer regularly scheduled daily programming including on-floor animal encounters, feedings or dive programs. We will reassess this in the coming weeks.
Welcome to Nature Play by the Sea!
Adventure happens here every day.
Explore more outdoors. Head to the bike path on aquarium grounds and follow signs to Nature Play.
Dig, Climb, Build, Balance, Sing, Jump, Swing and enjoy the outdoors TOGETHER!
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., conditions permitting. No ticket required.
Under current Executive Order 163, no more than 12 people are allowed in the Nature Play area at this time.