To facilitate a unique experience for each guest, the NC Aquariums require advance tickets and reservations. Members still receive free admission the NC Aquariums, but must make an advanced reservation on the Aquarium webpage and select the member option. AZA reciprocal admission will be available for advance tickets. NC Zoo members must follow the advance ticketing guidelines.

When you arrive, please have your reservation confirmation, your membership card, and a photo ID to check in.

You can still order your Angler’s Club and Own-A-Fish Memberships today! We will immediately start processing your plaques.
800-832-FISH (3474)

See below toMemberships!


The nonprofit NC Aquarium Society invites you to join us in supporting the Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier by becoming a part of our Living Treasures Campaign.

With your help, Living Treasures will grow our partnerships and provide increased funding to allow the three Aquariums and Pier to prosper.

The NC Aquarium Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID# 56-1512990) and receives all gifts on behalf of the NC Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier.

The NC Aquariums are a division of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.