The NC aquariums promote awareness, understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the diverse natural and cultural resources associated with North Carolina's ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams, and other aquatic environments. Fort Fisher is the closest aquarium to Shell Island Resort and is located in Carolina Beach.
Visiting the NC aquarium is a great way for all ages to learn about the animals that inhabit coastal North Carolina. There are several interactive opportunities to learn more about marine environments including looking for sharks teeth, experiencing the wind of a hurricane, and touching stingrays, starfish, and horseshoe crabs.
North Carolina Aquariums
(North Carolina Aquariums Website)