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North Carolina Aquarium

EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: North Carolina Aquarium

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videoHave you been to the North Carolina Aquarium out at Fort Fisher lately? If not, you're missing out! 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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As threatened sea turtle goes back to wild, rare nest found at Fort Fisher

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video It was a big day for sea turtles at fort fisher. One headed back to the wild, while a nest of one rare species has appeared for the first time. Full story...
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Two cold-stunned loggerheads head home

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videoIt happened much sooner than expected. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher released two loggerhead sea turtles to the care of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission for an Atlantic release. Full story...
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Aquarium cares for cold-shocked loggerheads

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videoThe North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher opened its doors to eight injured loggerhead sea turtles New Years Day. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: BHI residents give beached whale fighting chance

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video Residents say a whale beached itself on the Eastern side of Bald Head Island Sunday morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Beached whale on Bald Head Island returned to ocean by residents; biologists say whale died

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videoResidents say a whale beached itself on the Eastern side of the island. Crowds gathered around the stranded whale and realized the animal was still breathing. Full story...
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Tagged Great White tracking toward our coast

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videoMary Lee is a 16-foot, two-ton Great White shark. She was first satellite tagged by scientists in Cape Cod in September. In just three months, she has made it all the way down the eastern seaboard and is making her way back north. Full story...
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Aquarium hosts Deaf Awareness Day

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher offered a special day for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Aquarium hosts Deaf Awareness Day

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The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher offered a special day for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.video Full story...
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Viral shark video has people wondering if it's safe to go into the water

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video It's the video gone viral that's amazing to some but scary for others. The fishing video taken just across the border in South Carolina shows a large bull shark suprisingly grabbing a fish off a line in the Intracoastal Waterway in Cherry Grove. That has many asking if sharks that big are in the Intracoastal Waterway here as well. Full story...
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Explore With George: Scales and Tails

This weekend at the aquarium is for reptile lovers. George visits Fort Fisher to check out the 'Scales and Tails' event.

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Report suggests closing, curbing state attractions

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The Legislature's fiscal watchdog agency says the state of North Carolina should close an Elizabeth City museum, a Kinston historic site and reduce operating hours at seven other locations to reduce operating expenses at attractions with high costs and low visitor traffic. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State considering privatizing aquariums, zoo

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video The state of North Carolina owns a zoo and three aquariums, including the one at Fort Fisher. That could change based on a recommendation coming next week. The state will make a recommendation on whether to privatize the aquariums and zoo. Full story...
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Aquarium offers trick or treating under the sea

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If you are looking for a spooky, but safe place to take the kids trick or treating, you may want to think about going under the sea. The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is having its tenth year of trick or treating under the sea starting Wednesday evening. Full story...
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