Albemarle Sound


In the heart of the Aquarium’s renovated Seven Rivers Gallery, among the black water, cypress trees and Spanish moss, Albemarle Sound is a 3,000-gallon freshwater aquarium featuring a variety of fishes and turtles in a naturalistic setting.

The Albemarle Sound display is another example of how the Aquarium creates naturalistic underwater habitats to give visitors up-close views of local animals. Large freshwater catfish, pike, bass, crappie and gar are among the exhibit’s residents.

The Seven Rivers Gallery is an immersive space where visitors weave through life-like cypress trees to explore displays of snakes, alligators and freshwater fishes and turtles.

  • The Seven Rivers Gallery is the first aquarium gallery visitors encounter upon arrival.

  • In addition to the 3,000-gallon aquarium, interpretive panels describe the Albemarle watershed and the fishes of the region.

  • The fiberglass aquarium features a large acrylic viewing window, gravel bottom and a variety of filtration systems to keep the water crystal clear.

  • In addition to fishes, the exhibit is home for snapping turtles, sliders and softshell turtles native to the region.

Sponsorship of this exhibit has a term of ten years. The sponsor will be recognized with appropriate signage at the exhibit and on permanent displays at all three NC Aquariums.




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