Dinosaurs take over Annual Egg Hunt

By / Life on the Island / Tuesday, 22 March 2016 04:00

KURE BEACH, N.C. — Move over bunnies, watch out alligators. This year a much bigger animal is stomping down the trail at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for the annual egg hunt March 19, 25 and 26.
The annual Alligator Egg Hunt officially becomes the Dinosaur Egg Hunt for 2016, in honor of the new animatronic exhibit, “DINOSAURS!” opening March 19. While the reptiles are bigger, the fun remains the same with children learning, creating and playing during this much loved tradition. Aquarium educators introduce children to a live baby alligator and share fun facts about reptiles, both prehistoric and ones living today.
Kids create their own dinosaur egg basket and search for candy-filled “dinosaur” eggs in the Aquarium garden, where six new animatronic dinosaurs make their home.
The Dinosaur Egg Hunt is recommended for children ages 3-10 and limited space is available. This event sells out quickly every year. Children ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Parents should be aware: dinosaurs move and make noise.
Dates and times are as follows: Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The program fee is $20 per child; $11 for N.C. Aquarium members. Regular Aquarium admission applies to adults accompanying program participants. Preregistration is required by March 16 for March 19 programs and March 23 for March 25-26 programs. Register for the Dinosaur Egg Hunt online at www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher or by calling (910) 772-0500.
About the Aquarium - The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located south of Kure Beach, a short drive south from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12.
Taxes not included. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children and N.C. Aquarium Society members. The Aquarium is one of three state aquariums in North Carolina administered by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR). General information: ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher

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