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March 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
• BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Sunday, March 24, 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 - Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m., Monday, March 18 at 2 p.m. and Friday, March 22 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.
• GREEN BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. - Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at the aquarium with our inaugural Green Behind the Scenes Tour. Come view the inner workings of various departments and witness firsthand our sustainability action plan. Check out where the animals are held and how we assist endangered species. See how our operations department uses eco friendly products and maintains low energy and water consumption and so much more!! Accompany aquarium staff on this guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for ages 13 and up, $13.00 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

JUST FOR KIDS AGES 3-5
NEW! AQUASCHOOL FOR TOTS Sign up your child for this brand new program we are offering for ages 3-5. We will provide unique pre-school learning experiences for your child that will help prepare them for school. Our Aquarium offers the perfect setting for children to learn about aquatic animals in a socially interactive environment. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. March 2013 Session - Each session consists of four weeks with classes being offered two days a week. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Cost per session: $200 Non-Members, $180 Aquarium Members
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
ALLIGATOR EGG HUNT - Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 1 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10 a.m., Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10 a.m., and Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1 p.m. - Come join the fun on our Alligator Egg Hunt. Kids get to see a live baby alligator and learn about these fascinating animals. They create their own special alligator egg basket and then search for candy filled “alligator eggs.” Recommended for kids 3-10, however all ages are welcome. Limited space is available. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $17 per child, includes admission to the Aquarium. $11 for NC Aquarium Members. Adults will need to pay admission to Aquarium. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MARCH 20 FOR MARCH 23. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MARCH 27 FOR MARCH 29 AND 30.