Valentine Sleepover at Fort Fisher Aquarium

By / Local Events / Tuesday, 03 February 2015 05:00

Kure Beach, N.C. — What’s not to love about a night with sharks and hearts? The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher transforms into a kids-only zone Valentine’s Weekend.
The Aquarium hosts “Hugs and Fishes Valentine’s Lock-In,” for children ages 5 to 12, with two evenings to choose from Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14. Guests arrive at 6 p.m. to play games, make crafts and enjoy animal programs. When it’s time to settle down for the evening, the little ones will drift off in front of the Cape Fear Shoals with sharks, rays, schooling fish and a sea turtle lulling them to sleep. Trained Aquarium staff will supervise all activities.
Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided. Children must be comfortable being away from parents all night. Preregistration for sleepover is required.  The cost is $55 per child. For more information or to register for this program, please call (910) 458.7468 or visit NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River.
, 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 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days).
Admission: $10.95 Ages 13-61, $9.95 Ages 62+ and military, $8.95 Ages 3-12. Taxes not included. Free for children 2 and younger, NC Aquarium Society members and pre-registered North Carolina school groups. General information:


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