My son and I share a deep and profound love for aquariums, so I knew there was no way we were leaving Wilmington, North Carolina without visiting the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach. Kure Beach is definitely an extraordinary destination that deserves a visit in itself, but we only had time for the aquarium before returning home.
You are guaranteed to make unforgettable connections with the natural world at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. It features a 235,000 gallon saltwater tank and a 20,000 square-foot conservatory where you can feel the smooth skin of a gliding stingray, climb along Adventure Reef, talk with a diver swimming the depths with eels and sharks, look an albino alligator in the eye, and wonder at baby sea turtles. You can also explore more with behind-the-scenes tours, outdoor adventures, and kid friendly camps. See for yourself why visitors vote the aquarium a top regional and national attraction each year!
There is also a really cool outdoor playground that is perfect for younger children. It is next to the aquarium’s restaurant, so your kids can play while you relax and dine.
On the way out of the aquarium, you pass through a beautiful, tropical conservatory that reminds you that you are traveling in the south.
This was the perfect way to end the perfect spring break with our son!