The N.C. Aquariums remain closed to the public. However, all aspects of our website are operating as usual. The earliest we expect to reopen is July, if North Carolina moves into Phase 3. Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is open, and initial hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

You can still order your Angler’s Club and Own-A-Fish Memberships today! Once we reopen, we will immediately start processing your plaques.
800-832-FISH (3474) or visit us at


Wave goodbye to plastic! Instead of a traditional plastic membership card, NC Aquarium members will now enjoy the convenience of a digital card, securely stored on their smartphones. This transition not only simplifies the process but also supports our mission to conserve aquatic environments by reducing single-use plastics.

Experience the future of membership – seamless, sustainable, and always at your fingertips.


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.