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Back You are here: Home Features Events and Features Local Events January 2012 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher

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, February 3, 2013, 2012 at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 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, February 3, 2013 at 1 p.m., Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 1 p.m., Sunday, February 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 - Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013 at 2 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2013 at 2 p.m., and Friday, February 22, 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.
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. First Session: February 2013 and Second Session: March 2013. Each session consists of four weeks with classes being offered two days a week. Session will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30a.m.-11:30a.m. The Cost per session: $200 Non-Members and $180 Aquarium Members
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: $8 ages 13-61; $7 seniors; $6 ages 3-12. 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