The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island


The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island presents the aquatic environments of coastal Carolina through its theme "Waters of The Outer Banks." The aquarium’s variety of exhibits promise to educate and entertain visitors. Journey through coastal freshwaters, see largemouth and striped bass, river otters and the American alligators.

Explore saltwater habitats from grass flats to Gulf Stream waters. Gently stroke a stingray or a hermit crab at the touch tanks. Watch hundreds of fish flash by the 35-foot long viewing window of the 285,000-gallon "Graveyard of the Atlantic" tank. Sharks and sea turtles cruise by only inches away. Step into "Storms", and take an inside, personal look at Outer Banks hurricanes and nor’easters.

Distance from the Golfin' Dolphin: approx. 39 miles