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AMAZING EXHIBITS

10 Interactive Zones to Explore

Come face to fin with our 5,000 creatures including sharks, rays, seahorses and more in our 10 interactive zones! You'll journey through the freshwater lakes of North Carolina all the way to the depths of the ocean and meet the amazing creatures that live there! To get any closer, you'd have to get wet!

Freshwater Exhibit

Visit a small part of the Catawba River! Come nose to nose with the creatures that live nearby! The species in our freshwater exhibit are residents of local streams, rivers, and lakes.

Harbor Exhibit

Meet the tropical underwater creatures who live in harbors around the world! These special habitats are home to many unique species.

Interactive Touchpool

Now's your chance to reach in and touch one of many amazing rockpool creatures including sea stars, urchins, slipper lobsters and more! Do you dare?

Shoaling Exhibit

Watch as hundreds of schooling fish surround you! What direction are they moving? Is it the same direction as the current of the water?

Seahorse Mangrove Exhibit

Seahorses may sound like mythical creatures but you can see just how real and amazing they are! Watch the seahorses grip at sea grass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts.

Stingray Bay Exhibit

Step inside Stingray Bay and be mesmerized by our happy and smiley rays. Let their upbeat nature take your cares away in this relaxing and magical space.

Shipwreck Exhibit

Try and spot out giant Pacific octopus as you step straight into a sunken ship, full of mysterious creatures that like to live in the deepest (and darkest!) parts of the ocean...

Tropical Ocean Exhibit

Take a stroll under the sea as you pass through our amazing underwater ocean tunnel. Shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you while sharks, rays and two rescued green sea turtles glide slowly over your head.

Jellies Exhibit

Watch as these enchanting creatures dance through the water!

Coral Reef Exhibit

Welcome to the kaleidoscope of color! Our Coral Reef is bustling with activity because these underwater cities are teeming with fish that come in every shape, color and pattern you can imagine.

Conservation Cove

Learn about what you can do to help protect the ocean and its amazing creatures!

Freshwater Exhibit

Visit a small part of the Catawba River! Come nose to nose with the creatures that live nearby! The species in our freshwater exhibit are residents of local streams, rivers, and lakes.

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Freshwater Exhibit

Visit a small part of the Catawba River! Come nose to nose with the creatures that live nearby! The species in our freshwater exhibit are residents of local streams, rivers, and lakes.

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Harbor Exhibit

Meet the tropical underwater creatures who live in harbors around the world! These special habitats are home to many unique species.

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Harbor Exhibit

Meet the tropical underwater creatures who live in harbors around the world! These special habitats are home to many unique species.

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Interactive Touchpool

Now's your chance to reach in and touch one of many amazing rockpool creatures including sea stars, urchins, slipper lobsters and more! Do you dare?

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Interactive Touchpool

Now's your chance to reach in and touch one of many amazing rockpool creatures including sea stars, urchins, slipper lobsters and more! Do you dare?

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Shoaling Exhibit

Watch as hundreds of schooling fish surround you! What direction are they moving? Is it the same direction as the current of the water?

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Shoaling Exhibit

Watch as hundreds of schooling fish surround you! What direction are they moving? Is it the same direction as the current of the water?

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Seahorse Mangrove Exhibit

Seahorses may sound like mythical creatures but you can see just how real and amazing they are! Watch the seahorses grip at sea grass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts.

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Seahorse Mangrove Exhibit

Seahorses may sound like mythical creatures but you can see just how real and amazing they are! Watch the seahorses grip at sea grass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts.

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Stingray Bay Exhibit

Step inside Stingray Bay and be mesmerized by our happy and smiley rays. Let their upbeat nature take your cares away in this relaxing and magical space.

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Stingray Bay Exhibit

Step inside Stingray Bay and be mesmerized by our happy and smiley rays. Let their upbeat nature take your cares away in this relaxing and magical space.

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Shipwreck Exhibit

Try and spot out giant Pacific octopus as you step straight into a sunken ship, full of mysterious creatures that like to live in the deepest (and darkest!) parts of the ocean...

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Shipwreck Exhibit

Try and spot out giant Pacific octopus as you step straight into a sunken ship, full of mysterious creatures that like to live in the deepest (and darkest!) parts of the ocean...

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Tropical Ocean Exhibit

Take a stroll under the sea as you pass through our amazing underwater ocean tunnel. Shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you while sharks, rays and two rescued green sea turtles glide slowly over your head.

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Tropical Ocean Exhibit

Take a stroll under the sea as you pass through our amazing underwater ocean tunnel. Shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you while sharks, rays and two rescued green sea turtles glide slowly over your head.

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Jellies Exhibit

Watch as these enchanting creatures dance through the water!

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Jellies Exhibit

Watch as these enchanting creatures dance through the water!

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Coral Reef Exhibit

Welcome to the kaleidoscope of color! Our Coral Reef is bustling with activity because these underwater cities are teeming with fish that come in every shape, color and pattern you can imagine.

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Coral Reef Exhibit

Welcome to the kaleidoscope of color! Our Coral Reef is bustling with activity because these underwater cities are teeming with fish that come in every shape, color and pattern you can imagine.

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Conservation Cove

Learn about what you can do to help protect the ocean and its amazing creatures!

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Conservation Cove

Learn about what you can do to help protect the ocean and its amazing creatures!

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