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Ft. Fisher Aquarium

Three of country's top-rated aquariums just a short drive away

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videoThree of the best aquariums in the country are within a short drive. That includes the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, which ranks Trip Advisor ranks 17th best in the US. Full story...
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Whale of a weekend at NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

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videoDive into the mysterious world of whales and dolphins as the North Carolina aquarium at fort fisher hosts the second annual whale of a weekend. Kids and adults of all ages were exploring the tales of these big mammals, and discovering how they survive and thrive just off our coast. Full story...
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Aquarium prices go up Saturday

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videoA trip to the aquarium will cost more starting this weekend. The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, which runs the state's three aquariums, including the one at Forst Fisher, says fees will increase by a about $3 starting Saturday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Aquarium says manatee spotted at Pleasure Island

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The Ft. Fisher Aquarium reports on its Facebook page that a manatee has been spotted in the water around Pleasure Island. Full story...
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Santa surprise at Fort Fisher Aquarium

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videoSanta was in an unlikely visitor in the tank at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The man in the red suit traveled all the way down from the north pole to take a dive at the aquarium. Though the kids could not squeeze in any last minute request through the thick glass, they were happy to almost touch hands with Mr. Claus himself. Full story...
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Aquarium tracks young turtles to learn more about them

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videoA new program at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is keeping tabs on some young sea turtles. The staff has tagged the reptiles with trackers for the very first time. Full story...
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Swimming Scuba Santa

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Santa was swimming in the giant tank with all the sharks and fish at the Ft. Fisher Aquarium. Full story...
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