Public Aquariums

North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island

North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island


374 Airport Rd.
Manteo, NC map

(252)473-3494 or (800)832-3474 ext. 4


The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is located off of Airport Rd., approximately 3 miles North of Manteo. The Aquarium is adjacent to the Dare County Regional Airport. For directions from a specific location, call toll free 1-800-832-3474 ext. 4.


See the largest collection of sharks in the state, explore the "waters of the outer banks," feed stingrays and even touch an alligator as you explore this fun aquarium. There are many educational opportunities, including learning about Sea Turtle rescues as you explore both indoor and outdoor exhibits.


Adults: Ages 13-61: $10.95
Military and Seniors: Ages 62+: $9.95
Children: Ages 3-12: $8.95
2 and under: FREE


9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Free Days: Martin Luther King Day, Veteran’s Day

Plan Your Trip:

To help make your visit more enjoyable check out the aquarium's website for a list of frequently asked questions.