Visiting the aquarium with your school is a great way to bring education alive. We offer many interactive opportunities for your students to learn more about marine environments.
If your are interested in bringing a school group to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, please submit a REQUEST FORM.
Eighty percent of all animals on earth are insects, making them the most diverse group of organisms. In this program our focus will be on butterflies. Learn about their life cycle and gain a better understanding of the importance of butterflies and other insect pollinators. After the program participants will visit our Butterfly Bungalow and delight in the beauty of hundreds of exotic butterflies from around the world and walk through our outdoor butterfly garden for our native species.
Would you like to give your school group a private encounter with a critter of your choice but don’t have a lot of time? Request a 15 minute Animal Meet and Greet and let your students say “hello” to one of our many live animals! This program is perfect for smaller groups that are on a schedule and a budget but desire an intimate experience to learn about a North Carolina native species! For $1 per student, choose one animal from the following: turtle, snake, alligator, frog, toad, salamander, hermit crab, sea star, or sea urchin.
Available Monday-Friday from September 1-February 28 only!