Aquarium Hosts Autism Friendly Day February 11th

Aquarium Hosts Autism Friendly Day February 11th

By / Local Events / Monday, 29 January 2018 02:35

KURE BEACH, N.C. — The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts a day of discovery designed for children and adults living with autism on Sunday, February 11, 2018. 
Autism Friendly Day programs and activities are free with Aquarium admission. The dive program, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., will feature a quiet section for quiet interaction with a diver. Guests may find enjoyment in the sensory room with activities like kinetic sand and water beads. A calm-space to help provide comfort, relaxation and/or a break also will be available.
For more information call (910) 772-0500 or email mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@fortfisher.com.
Scheduled Aquarium programs and activities on Feb. 11 include:
10:00 Film: Reef Magic, featuring The Cat in the Hat
10:30 Dive Show at Cape Fear Shoals Habitat
10:30 “Quiet” Dive Show in Moray Eel Cave
11:00 Animal Feeding
11:30 Turtle Animal Encounter
1:00 Sensory Nature Hike
1:30 Reptile Animal Encounter
2:30 Dive Show at Cape Fear Shoals
2:30 “Quiet” Dive Show in Moray Eel Cave
3:00 Animal Feeding
3:30 Jellyfish Animal Encounter
4:00 Film: Eyewitness Sharks
Additional activities include:A coastal waters touch pool, a bamboo shark touch pool, Adventure Reef outside playground, Paws for People and more.

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: http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisherwww.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher
 
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is one of only 230 accredited members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a non-profit organization dedicated to the highest standards in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science and recreation. In addition, the Aquarium is an AZA partner in SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction. More on AZA: AZA.org
 
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
 
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit http://www.ncdcr.gov

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