COVID-19 UPDATE:

The NC Aquariums are now open! Memberships will be extended to recover the time that active benefits were unavailable due to Covid-19 closures. Members still receive free admission to the NC Aquariums but must obtain advance tickets to enter. AZA reciprocal admissions will not be available initially. NC Zoo members must follow advance ticketing guidance. Advance tickets are available here.

Holiday orders must be placed by Friday, December 4th for holiday delivery. Orders placed after December 4th may not arrive before December 25th.

Orders placed after December 15th may ship in the new year.

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 ncaquariumsociety.com/coronavirus

TEMPORARY MAINTENANCE

Please check back shortly, we apologize for the inconvenience.

THANK YOU!


MEMBERSHIPS


INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE, FAMILY & CURATOR


You can help support exciting new exhibits, fun educational experiences and valuable conservation programs by joining the North Carolina Aquariums. Members receive a host of valuable benefits like free admission, but also take pride in supporting the Aquariums and their mission.


Curator membership

$139

(NC sales tax included)
  • Free Admission for Two Named Adults & their Children/Grandchildren Under Age 18
  • Free Admission for One Guest Each Visit
  • Premium Aquarium Gift
  • Jennette’s Pier Pass
  • Gift Shop and Program Discounts
  • Reciprocity has changed; please visit the reciprocity tab below
Join Now!
or Renew


Family membership

$89

  • Free Admission for Two Named Adults & their Children/Grandchildren Under Age 18
  • Jennette’s Pier Pass
  • Gift Shop and Program Discounts
  • Reciprocity has changed; please visit the reciprocity tab below
Join Now!
or Renew


Couple membership

$79

  • Free Admission for Two Named People
  • Jennette’s Pier Pass
  • Gift Shop and Program Discounts
  • Reciprocity has changed; please visit the reciprocity tab below
Join Now!
or Renew


Individual membership

$59

  • Free Admission for One Named Person
  • Jennette’s Pier Pass
  • Gift Shop and Program Discounts
  • Reciprocity has changed; please visit the reciprocity tab below
Join Now!
or Renew


“We love our Aquarium membership, and take our kids regularly. It’s a great value, and we’re glad we can support what we love!”Heather Denning, Morehead City, NC

Benefits of Membership

See below for the many benefits of joining the North Carolina Aquarium Society.

 

Additional Membership Information

  • Members receive unlimited free admission for one or two years at all three North Carolina Aquariums. Family memberships receive free admission for two adults named on the card and their children or grandchildren under the age of 18. Curator members receive the same Family benefits, plus free admission for one guest per visit. Members also receive free walk-on admission at Jennette’s Pier.
  • The 2020-2021 North Carolina Aquarium Society reciprocal program has changed. For more information regarding our reciprocal program and to see a complete listing of all reciprocal facilities, click here
  • The Aquariums offer a discounted rate for family memberships purchased in quantity. Realtors, business owners, and others can take advantage of this offer — purchase 25 or more family memberships at $60 each. For more information on this program, please call our membership office toll free at 800-832-FISH (3474).
  • Each Couple, Family and Curator Membership includes two membership cards. If you would like additional cards or lose your card and need a replacement, they can be purchased for $5 each.
  • When your membership is due for renewal, we’ll send you an email reminder. Just open the email, click on the link for online renewal, and complete your transaction safely and securely. Be sure to add us to your contacts list to make sure you’ll receive our emails. Prefer to renew offline? We’ll be happy to renew your membership by phone, mail, or during your visit the one of our Aquarium locations.

Membership Tax Deductions

The North Carolina Aquarium Society is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization (EIN 56-1512990). Your membership donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. The value of any tangible benefits received, including printed admission tickets, are estimated to be as follows:
Membership Level Annual Value of Benefits Received
Individual $0
Couple $0
Family $0
Curator 1yr / 2yr $26 / $52
Business Member $146
Business Leader $266
Offshore Club $386

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.