Roanoke Island


A day at the Aquarium

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC Feb. 14, 2014 – Lots of school groups and children are planning trips to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. The attached video link shows the anticipation and excitement of one of the groups that visited recently. I think you will agree, they had lots of […]


N.C. Highway Historical Marker Commemorating Roanoke Island Freedman’s Colony to be Dedicated Feb. 21

MANTEO, NC Feb. 10, 2014 – Roanoke Island became a prime destination for the enslaved to gain their freedom after Federal forces took control of the island in February 1862. A N.C. Highway Marker dedication and program Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Dare Center in Manteo will recognize […]


Battle of Roanoke Island Commenced, 1862

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 7, 2014 – On February 7, 1862, Federal ships bombarded Fort Bartow, part of the Confederate defenses on Roanoke Island. One of three Confederate earthen forts on the west side of the island, Fort Bartow mounted nine guns. The other two garrisons were Fort Huger and Fort Blanchard, The […]


Volunteer Diver will be missed by dive team

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC Feb. 3, 2014 – Volunteer diver David Martin passed away last week at a hospice in Pennsylvania, he will be missed by many, especially his dive team at the Aquarium. David completed 298 GYA dives in support of the Aquarium’s dive program, the last one in October […]


Pea Island life savers are topic at NC Aquarium this winter

MANTEO, NC January 17, 2014 – Warm up this winter with harrowing tales of courage and battles against the odds from Life-Saving Station #17. The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will feature showings of Rescue Men, a documentary chronicling the story of the all black crew of surf men […]


Free admission to be offered on Martin Luther King Holiday

MANTEO, NC January 16, 2014 – On Monday, January 20, 2014 Martin Luther King Day (MLKD), the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will offer visitors free admission. As part of its effort to support the community, the Aquarium is sponsoring a food drive for the Roanoke Island Food Pantry. […]


Santa Paws in its 12th year!

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC December 9, 2013 – The Aquarium’s Santa Paws Tree has provided thousands of needed items generously donated by our many animal-loving friends. Now in its 12th year, the Santa Paws Tree accepts donations at the Aquarium Dec. 1-22. Donors providing 7 pounds of dog or cat food […]


North Carolina Aquarium will close to observe Thanksgiving Holiday

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC November 25, 2013 – The Aquarium will be closed to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 28, 2013. Our staff wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday! The Aquarium will reopen on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 9 a.m. We hope you will plan a visit to […]


Great White Fishmas

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC November 21, 2013 – Spend an evening with Santa and the animals at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island! This new, exclusive after-hours event is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit with a unique fishy flare from the North Pole. Children will participate in festive […]


Trick or Treat Under the Sea Tickets, are selling fast!

Roanoke Island, NC October 15, 2013 – Trick or Treat Under the Sea (TOTUS) is set for Tues. & Wed., Oct. 29 & 30, at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. The popular annual event runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $8 per person, with a 10% […]