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NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher Events Calendar for Nov 21, 2012

The Aquarium is located at US 421, 15 Miles South of Wilmington For more information or to register for a program, please call (910)458-7468 Monday - Friday from 9-5PM or Check the website for program details at www.ncaquariums.com
*Pre-Registration for all events REQUIRED. Meeting place for all events is at the North Carolina Aquarium’s Front Desk (unless otherwise listed).

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM, please call (910) 458.7468 or visit ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher. For all programs, children ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, except for camps. ALL programs require pre-registration and fees.
BEHIND THE SCENES
• AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. Preregistration required.
• BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 1 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 1 p.m., Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 1 p.m., Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 1 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
• Extended BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Friday, November 23, 2012 at 2 p.m., Monday, November 26, 2012 at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2p.m., Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 2 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2 p.m., Monday, December 10, 2012 at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 2 p.m., Monday, December 17, 2012 at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 2 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2 p.m., Monday, December 31, 2012 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant.
DAY CAMPS FOR KIDS
• HOLIDAY ELF CAMP - Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Focus on Freshwater Animals, Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Focus on Salt Marsh Animals, Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Focus on Saltwater Animals - Looking for something fun this holiday season? The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is offering three Holiday Elf Camps this year for ages 5-12 years old. Our elves will be making gifts, wrapping them, meeting other elves, and making some extra special memories here at the aquarium. This fun and educational program gives adult elves guilt-free time for holiday shopping or relaxation. The program fee of $50 includes a pizza lunch, snacks, crafts, holiday gift-wrap, instruction, and countless wonderful memories. Register early to get the date you want. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
 Holiday Elf Camp Transportation! We are offering limited transportation from the Monkey Junction area to and from our camps! We can accommodate only 13 children per day. A fee and pre-registration is required!