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

The first inland aquarium in NC

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Dawson is circled by our shark pups and our female ray, Charlotte.

Public Hours

The Aquarium is open to the public
Wednesday - Saturday  .1-5 pm

Tuesday is held for Sea Base / Sea Link programs for groups and classes.

The Aquarium is closed on Sunday & Monday


Children under 2 yrs old are FREE
Ages 2-4 yrs are $4.00 p/p

Ages 5-75 yrs are $5.00 p/p

Ages 76 yrs and older are $4.00 p/p

SENIOR SPECIAL: Wed. & TH  ages 60 + $4.00 p/p
(please let us know at check in if you are eligible for SENIOR rate)

Henderson County classroom and homeschool teachers FREE with current school year ID

Out of county classroom or home school teachers are $3 with current school year ID

FREE admission (with valid ID) is offered to:

MILITARY -  active and retired


Daily events

Shark and Sting ray feedings @ 1:15 pm & 4 pm subject to animal behavior

Reptile feedings at 3:30 pm

Upcoming Events

SHARK  WEEK!   events run 130 - 330 pm daily    while activity supplies last

July  18:   Fins and Games!  

          19:  Sharks Rock - paint a rock to hide!

           20:  Fins & Photos!   Have a crazy SHARK WEEK Photo made with TapSnap Photography booth

          21:  Paint a Shark to take home

We will give away two paintings daily after each shark feed.  These paintings will be done by our sharks!