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December 2013 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher

BEHIND THE SCENES
• AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturdays, November 30 and Saturdays, December 7 and 28 at 2 p.m. 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. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
• BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.; Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m.; Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 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 - Fridays, December 6, 20, 27 at 2 p.m.; Monday, December 30 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.
AquaCamp Transportation! This year we are offering limited transportation from the Monkey Junction area to and from Aquacamps! We can accommodate only 13 children per day. A fee and pre-registration is required.
DAY CAMPS FOR KIDS
HOLIDAY ELF CAMP
Saturday, December 7 at 9 a.m. –3:30 p.m. – Freshwater Animals
Saturday, December 14 at 9 a.m. –3:30 p.m. – Salt Marsh Animals
Saturday, December 21 at 9 a.m. –3:30 p.m. – Saltwater Animals
Looking for something fun this holiday season? The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher offers three Holiday Elf Camps. Our elves will create and wrap gifts, meet other elves and make 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, instruction, crafts, holiday gift-wrap and countless wonderful memories. Register early to get the date you want. Ages 5-12. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Holiday Elf Camp Transportation! We are offering limited transportation from the Monkey Junction area to and from Elf Camp! We can accommodate only 13 children per day. FEE AND PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will be closed Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25 and re-opens at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 26.

Visit the Aquarium online at: http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located on US 421 approximately 15 miles south of Wilmington, just beyond Kure Beach. From Southport, take the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry.
For ferry schedule, call 910-457-6942 or toll free at 1-800-BYFERRY.
GPS: 33°57’46”N, 77°55’32”W
Street address:
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Toll Free: 800-832-3474 ext. 2