Fodor's Expert Review North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island

Roanoke Island Zoo/Aquarium

Occupying 68,000 square feet of space overlooking Croatan Sound, this modern aquarium includes exhibits on sea turtles, shipwreck marine life, and wild wetlands. The Graveyard of the Atlantic—a 285,000-gallon ocean tank containing sharks and the re-created remains of the USS Monitor, which sunk off Hatteras Island in 1862—remains the centerpiece exhibit. The aquarium hosts a slew of activities and field trips, from feeding fish to learning about medicinal aquatic plants and participating in a workshop on injured sea turtles. It also manages the 1,000-foot-long Jennette's Pier in Nags Head.

Zoo/Aquarium Family Green Views

Quick Facts

374 Airport Rd.
Manteo, North Carolina  27954, USA

252-475–2300

www.ncaquariums.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $13

What’s Nearby