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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

#2 of 38 things to do in Manteo Features Animals
374 Airport Rd, Off U.S. 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9485
+1 252-475-2300
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Nice break from the heat

This aquarium just gets better with age. We ha not visited in a few years until last week. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greg A
Portsmouth, Virginia

second visit here & we loved it again! The sea turtles are a family favorite, and we also go to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Verdunville, West Virginia
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
374 Airport Rd, Off U.S. 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9485
+1 252-475-2300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This aquarium just gets better with age. We ha not visited in a few years until last week. We were amazed at the change! The research angle is very interesting.

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 4 days ago

second visit here & we loved it again! The sea turtles are a family favorite, and we also go to experience the releasing of them this year @ coquina beach. SO incredible, loved it!

Thank mbrowning13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The North Carolina aquarium at Roanoke Island is nicely set up, cute and fun! The exhibits are great. I've been to all three NC Aquariums and they are all excellent!

Thank krissypoo79
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this aquarium. It is small, and only took us about 2 hours to tour, but it was really nice. The displays are very good. It was very clean, no finger prints on the glass. All the animals seemed happy and healthy. There was...More

Thank Jersey456
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We brought our 4 & 6 yr old here along with my 11 year old niece. It is a smaller aquarium but so nice. It's off the beaten path but the backdrop is gorgeous. There were a variety of animals to see including the awesome...More

Thank prep33grl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very interesting very interactive not to much perfect size for a family. Bring your brain plenty ops to learn relax and enjoy nature be prepared for inside and outside. Waterfront setting beautiful place!

Thank srb1996
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were stqying in Nags Head...so we went out to breakfast and headed over.We loved it while its smaller than others that I have been to.. it was beautiful.Nice morning trip,,we loved the sea turtle rescue room. The grounds were so pretty

Thank Cyndi L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little aquarium. Spent close to 2 hours here with the kids looking at the exhibits. Kids enjoyed seeing how the sea turtles were helped.

Thank Maria W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't the largest aquarium I've visited, but it was very high quality. The first set of exhibits included some terrestrial animals, but there were no interpretive signs. The exhibits and spaces were in great condition and had a cool, shipwreck theme. We attended a...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to Roanoke Island for a day trip from Duck and really enjoyed this attraction. The cost is reasonable, and there is plenty to see for a few hours. It is a bit off the beaten path, but easy to find. The family really...More

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7 May 2017|
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Response from NCAquarium R I | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, we are open! Every day we have our Dialogue with a Diver program at 10:30 a.m. and other free programs. We also offer behind-the-scenes tours for an additional fee. The most updated information will be available... More
Rebecca C
14 June 2016|
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Response from DonnaB1956 | Reviewed this property |
I have not been there since the renovation. Old aquarium took 1 hr to 1-1/2 hours. I do not know if they have reopened.
Brittany N
8 June 2016|
Response from 379David379 | Reviewed this property |
I guess it is closed for renovations. I think it re-opens on June 11. You should probably call them for details. Sorry you had to miss it, but plan to visit it on your next trip. It is great!