PLAN YOUR VISIT CLOSED 9/16/21 for training



Thu - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM      

NC COVID recommends all guests ages 5yrs + wear a mask inside.
Thank you for your cooperation

Shark and Ray feed at 1:15 PM

Reptiles out to visit throughout the afternoons, often outside.
Touch Tank is open with guided interactions.

Education program assistance may be made via phone call to (828) 692-8386 or Email

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Group Admission

Planning a visit with 10 or more family and friends?  Take advantage of our GROUP RATE!   Fill in our group admission form and submit it today!   We will contact you for pre-payment information and hold admission for you on the date and time requested.  If we cannot honor your request, we will contact you for other options.

NOTE:  This offer is for groups with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 persons.


Children under 2 yrs old are FREE
Ages 2-4 yrs are $4.50 p/p
Ages 5-65 yrs are $6.00 p/p

Ages 66 yrs and older are $5.00 p/p
* prices do not include tax*

Teacher discount with current school year ID

FREE admission (with valid ID) is offered to:
MILITARY - active and retired

Daily events

Shark & Sting ray feedings @ 1:15 PM 
Reptile feedings throughout the afternoon
* animal behavior dictates events



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1. Email us with a compliment or concern.

2. Ask us about a program, class, event rental, or trip for your group.

3. NOTE:  All donation requests must be made on official letterhead and state the event date, purpose, what you are requesting, and full contact information.   Organizations may request a donation every other year.  We regret that we cannot respond to requests made using this contact form.  DONATION REQUESTS SHOULD BE SENT DIRECTLY TO

Aquarium & Shark Lab

  • Sun Closed

    Mon Closed

    Tue  private educational programs/ classes  by reservation

     Wed - Sat: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  public entry hours