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

The first inland aquarium in NC

Site Content

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

May 16 - 4 pm hatching of  new shark pup 

May 19- Art Exhibit with Vicky Burke

June 19-23  Dive Camp in Freeport, Grand Bahamas

Aug. 5-10 - Reef Camp in Key Largo,  Fl