Young Gators


In the heart of the Aquarium’s renovated Seven Rivers Gallery, among the black water, cypress trees and Spanish moss, Young Gators is an immersive display of juvenile American alligators. In keeping with the swamp theme, the display features both above and below water views of these mysterious local reptiles.

Young Gators will introduce visitors to the American Alligator, common to eastern North Carolina but found here at the northern limit of their range. Federally-listed as a threatened species, alligator populations have made a strong comeback in the U.S. since protections were enacted in the 1970s.

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.

  • Young Gators features more than six alligator hatchlings which may measure up to 24 inches.

  • Alligators on display will be transferred to another gator exhibit once they outgrown the swamp habitat.

  • The exhibit occupies approximately 75 square feet.

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




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