Outer Banks Aquarium

The NC Aquarium located on Roanoke Island is a definite stop on any Outer Banks trip. The aquarium is home to one amazing fish tank. The 285,000 gallon Graveyard of the Atlantic is something to behold.

The tank, which is held back by 5 inch thick glass, holds an amazing variety of marine life. The tank is the largest operated in North Carolina. The aquarium holds everything from alligators, sharks, skates, and many other wildlife indigenous to the North Carolina coastal area.

The North Carolina aquarium at Roanoke offers two touch tanks. Both these tanks allow visitors to touch some sea life they may else never come in contact with. The Roanoke aquarium also offers an exhibit on hurricanes. This exhibit is a reminder to all of the awesome force of nature.

The aquarium is open everyday from 9-5 but like most, everything else is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. The admission is $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Children 6-17, and all Kids 5 and under are free. To find out what is happening at the Roanoke aquarium visit their calender.