January 2020

An estimated eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year. To address this, the North Carolina Aquariums partnered with the Lonely Whale Foundation to advocate the end of single-use plastic water bottles.

Join us in our New Year’s Resolution – to question how we hydrate. Flex your super social powers and challenge others to #HydrateLike as well.

Next time you reach for a single-use plastic water bottle or aim to toss an empty plastic bottle in the recycling bin, consider the following: 91 percent of plastic is never recycled, and 500 billion bottles are used around the globe annually. That is a lot of trash!

#HydrateLikeABoss with a glass of water or a reusable bottle, an aluminum can, or other filtered filling options. Join our team who #HydrateLike an aquarist and #HydrateLike an aviculturist. 

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, is right around the corner. That day, we're offering half-price admission with a donation of a canned or nonperishable, nonexpired food item (at least one donated item per ticket).
  • Are you a local researcher or educator? Then don’t miss SciREN Coast Networking, February 27.
  • We are hosting our 3rd Sensory Friendly Coastal Play Day, February 9.
  • Last but certainly not least, no one wants to miss Get Hooked Fishing School, March 21. 

Contact any of the Aquariums by calling

1-800-832-FISH (3474)