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

The first inland aquarium in NC


Public Hours

The Aquarium will be closed to the public 9/11-15/18 for new shark training and acclimation.  Thank you for your support in our ever expanding shark program.

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 65 years and up $4.00 p/p
(please let us know at check in if you are eligible for SENIOR rate)

Classroom  & homeschool subject teachers are $3.00 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

Dates to Know

 9/7     2 & 3:30   Chameleon Story time

9/8       2 - 3:30   Reptile  Photo ops
9/20     3:30- 5   Sea Kids Camp  ages 6-12