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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island


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374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954


Welcome to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island! We invite you to come and visit the 68,000-square foot facility located on the Outer Banks. The Aquarium features many exciting and unusual residents that will guide you through your exploration of the “Waters of the Outer Banks.”

The Aquarium has something for everyone, and features sharks, alligators, and river otters as well as programming that includes dive shows, live animal encounters and feeding programs. The Aquarium has several special activities to choose from and unforgettable events. Be sure to include a visit to the Aquarium for a fun, exciting, and educational experience!

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Rating: Great day for kids 10/29/2017
Reviewer: ThomasTiger

This is a very nice aquarium and a great place to spend a rainy or cool day when your family doesn’t want to be at the beach or the pool.

Like most local aquariums they focus a lot on the local ecology, so it is interesting for even adults who are curious to learn more about the Banks.

The sea turtle rehab area is great as are the hands on exhibits.

You can easily pair a visit to the aquarium with a stroll through Manteo’s historic downtown and make a nice day of it.

If you plan ahead you can often find drop-off classes for kids held during the week where the aquarium staff will lead small groups of youngsters on outings around the aquarium.