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January 2012 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR A
PROGRAM, please call (910) 458.7468 or visit ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher. For all programs, children ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, except for camps. ALL programs require preregistration and fees.

BEHIND THE SCENES
• AQUARIST APPRENTICE -  Saturday, January 26, 2013, 2012 at 2 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. Preregistration required.
• BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR -  Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 1 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 - Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 2 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2013 at 2 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, January 30, 2013 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.
DAY CAMPS FOR KIDS
• AQUACAMP – INCREDIBLE INVERTEBRATES - Monday, January 21, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Of the million or more animal species in the world, more than 98% are invertebrates. During this session campers will be introduced to a few of these including clams, snails, crabs, sea urchins, and sea stars. 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 per participant. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
AquaCamp Transportation! We are offering limited transportation from the Monkey Junction area to and from our camps! We can accommodate only 13 children per day. A fee and pre-registration is required!