Twinkle. Sparkle. Shine. The 2018 Festival of Trees, hosted by the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, decks the Aquarium halls with a dazzling display 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 2. This festive event is included with Aquarium admission.
Create a treasured holiday memory with the help of St. Nick and his aquatic friends. Santa’s Magical Morning promises tales of polar pals, storytime with Mrs. Claus, diving Santa, and shouts of glee. Perhaps best of all, the jolly elf presents his little guests with a special gift, wrapped and selected just for the child. Did we mention donuts and hot chocolate, too? This exclusive event requires special ticketing and space is limited, 8 a.m. Dec. 15.
‘Tis the season for hustle and bustle. Holiday Elf Camp keeps the kids happy and gives parents a little time. Campers, age 5 to 12, craft gifts, meet live animals and much more Dec. 8, 15, 22. Preregistration is required and space is limited.
Teachers, this trip is for you! Join aquarium educators and explore the natural world during the Island Ecology Educator Program in Baja, Mexico. Only a few spots remain for this professional development and aquatic exploration opportunity.
The Aquarium is closed Christmas Day so staff may enjoy time with their families.