JAN and FEB 2018 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher

JAN and FEB 2018 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher

By / Local Events / Monday, 22 January 2018 04:14

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM, please call (910) 772-0542 or visit ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher . For all programs, ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, except for camps. ALL programs require preregistration and fees.
BEHIND THE SCENES
• BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Wednesday, February 14 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; Saturdays, February 17, 24 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; Sundays, February 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
• Extended BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Thursday, February 1 at 2 p.m. and Tuesdays, February 6, 20 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant.
FOR KIDS ONLY
HUGS AND FISHES VALENTINE’S LOCK-IN - Friday, February 9, 2018 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. - Wish you could plan a romantic evening with your special someone?  Not sure what to do with the kids? Here’s your solution. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher invites children, ages 5 to 12, to a Valentine’s sleepover. We are offering two nights to choose from. Hug them at the door and know the fish fun lasts all night.  They will play games, make crafts and enjoy animal programs with our expert staff. What’s not to love? Children must be comfortable staying away from parents all night. Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided. Fee: $55 per child.  PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
• AQUACAMP – AQUATIC CRITTERS - Friday, January 26 at 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Children are invited to participate in a special day at the Aquarium. Campers will learn about all kinds of animals that live in our watery environments from alligators to frogs. Games, crafts, live animal presentations and more are all part of this exciting program. Come and join the fun! Snacks are provided. Kids will need to bring a bag lunch. Fee: $40.00 per participant. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
AquaCamp Transportation!
This year we are offering limited transportation from the Monkey Junction area to and from Aquacamps! We can accommodate only 13 children per day.  A FEE AND PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive 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:$12.95 ages 13-61; $11.95 62+ and military; $10.95 ages 3-12. Tax is not included in admission price. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher 

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