Our Involvement

  Public  hours Weds. - Sat. 1-5 pm
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Team ECCO is proud to be involved with ocean education as:

* A  NC  Environmental Education Site
* A recognized REEF Field Station for fish education
An Associate Member of the American Elasmobranch Society 

Where have you been?  We have been waiting for you!

How exciting...

We have been recognized as the first inland aquarium in NC;  build  working relationships with the FL. GA State, and Key West Aquariums;  assisted in the redesign of the salt infusion system for Biosphere2 in AZ;  train an outstanding scuba team of young oecan explorers;  serve as home to dozens of marine and reptile species... We  give lhe chance to explore dreams!

In motion ,,,

Our Aquarium & Shark Lab are truly focused on education and enrichment.  
We integrate science, history, math, and culture into our immersive exhibits and education programs.  Like the tide, we are in continuous motion saying "Why not" and "What if" as our students and interns research ideas, document behaviors, and defy existing standards.

What People Are saying...


"Took my ten year old granddaughter one rainy afternoon. We so enjoyed the friendly staff eager to answer questions and share information! Would recommend this for anyone interested in having a wonderful up close view of the fish!" 

"There are lots of aquariums, touch pool, and people to help in this Main Street store front aquarium. Every time I have families with children visit this is a place I take them, and have never been disappointed."

"Loved this place. Very friendly staff of volunteers. Clear rules and lots of touching for young minds. Kids can spend an hour in here if they are the curious sort."


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Better yet, see us in person!

Team ECCO Aquarium & Shark Lab is under renovations to install a 2,000 gallon shark research and exhibit tank.  Our fish are on hiatus until all renovations and installations are complete. Re-open date March 2018.

Team ECCO Aquarium & Shark Lab

511 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792, US

(828) 692-8386

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