Spotlight On Business: The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher: Gift Ideas, Memberships And More

By / Spotlight On Business / Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:00

While many retail shops and local stores sitting off the main roads get most of the attention though the eye of the driver or advertisement, there are a few hidden treasures that most forget about during the holiday season that offer gifts for the whole family. The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, located at 900 Loggerhead Rd. in Kure Beach towards Fort Fisher offers a gift shop with a large variety of gifts and accessories for people of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a collector’s item, a toy for the children, or just an item to remember how exciting your last experience at the aquarium was; there are tons of magical gifts to choose from for whatever the Season! Inside the store you will find puzzles, games, shirts, sweatshirts, collector’s items, stuffed animals, souvenirs, posters, toys, and much more! Browsing through the gift shop, you will discover many terrific gifts and accessories you cannot find anywhere else! Whether it’s the holiday season or not, it’s time for you and your family to come out see the different kinds of wildlife inside the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher!  The aquariums were established in 1976 to promote awareness, understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the diverse natural and cultural resources associated with North Carolina’s ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams, and other aquatic environments.
You can help support exciting new exhibits, fun educational experiences and valuable conservation programs by joining the North Carolina Aquariums. Members receive a host of valuable benefits like free admission, but also take pride in supporting the Aquariums and their mission. Benefits of Membership include: Free Admission at the NC Aquariums. Members receive unlimited free admission for one full year at all three North Carolina Aquariums. Family memberships receive free admission for two adults named on the card and their children or grandchildren under the age of 18. Curator members receive the same Family benefits, plus free admission for one guest per visit AZA Reciprocity. The North Carolina Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have partnered to provide free or discounted admission to Aquarium Society members at over 150 zoos and aquariums around the country. Many allow free admission, while others provide a 50% discount off regular admission rates. For NC Aquarium members, this means free admission at the NC Zoo! Unless otherwise stated, free admission is limited to two adults and two children under the age of 18 (for Family and Curator memberships).
Gift Shop Discounts: Members receive a 10% discount on gift shop purchases at the three Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier. (Sale Items excluded). Don’t forget to stop by the gift shops on your next visit to the North Carolina Aquariums. Program, Camp, and Field Trip Discounts: Members also receive a 10% discount on Aquarium educational programs, camps, classes, and field trips offered throughout the year. Members also get early notification of many Aquarium activities through SEAmail, our monthly e-newsletter. Be sure to have your member card ready when you sign up! Bring Your Friends! All active Aquarium members can treat their guests to a 10% discount off regular admission rates. This benefit is limited to six guests per visit. Guests must arrive with members at the Admissions window, and the discounted admission may be paid by the member or by their guests. This guest discount is not available through online ticketing. Learn more at  membership. The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is open 7 days a week from 9 am til 5 pm and is closed on Christmas Day and New Years. Stop in today and check out the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for the experience of a lifetime!


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