511 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792, US
Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium

The first inland aquarium in NC


Sea Base

Amazing programs happen at Team ECCO.   We offer  3 levels of learning customized to meet educational needs for CORE enrichment, troop badge requirements, or  general ocean immersion.

Sea Link

Team ECCO will bring the ocean to you!   Our outreach enhance your school curriculum or group program.  The animals love to visit new places - invite them today!

Sea Venture

Team ECCO will lead you on the expedition of a life time!  Travel with us to a local zoo or to the manatees of Florida.  Immerse in the mangroves or coral reefs of the lower US or Caribbean .  Study sharks and sea turtles in their back yard. Meet invasive species. All travel adventures are custom designed and provide experiences that change lives.

Immersive Experiences


Reef Camp is a program where a group of students, accompanied by Team ECCO Founder and Executive Director Brenda Ramer, learn about marine life through immersive experiential learning. These students are also accompanied by Assistant Director Kortney Clark. Together, Brenda and Kortney lead students through a week-long trip that includes snorkeling, an airboat ride through the Everglades and tours of the History of Diving Museum and the Aquarium of the Keys.