- Published on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 23:14
- Written by Super User
Kure Beach, N.C. — The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher celebrates World Oceans Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 8.
Aquarium staff and marine wildlife experts help visitors better understand the power we all have to protect the ocean. Throughout the day, guests can play and learn at Education Stations. Hands-on activities invite personal connections with shells, sharks, the ocean food web and much more.
Atlanta-based Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy,” entertains all ages with several ocean-themed puppet shows, including songs and innovative characters, during the day. Steve Gerkin from the NC Zoo will also share his adventures studying polar bears. All the fun of World Oceans Day is free with Aquarium admission.
World Oceans Day activities around the world support a healthy ocean and help people get involved in supporting solutions like clean energy choices, trash-free coasts, sustainable seafood and more. The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network began coordinating this event in 2002. The United Nations officially began recognizing June 8 as World Oceans Day in 2008.The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 ages 62 and older and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children.
and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information: ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher