N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island closed Jan. 30-Feb. 3 for project completions

[Courtesy N.C. Aquariums]

With a plan for small life support renovations and preparation for future exhibits, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island (NCARI) will be closed to the public Monday, January 30, through Friday, February 3.

Staff will be on-site during the closure, conducting staff trainings, renovating the life support system on the Close Encounters stingray touch pool, and preparing for a future oyster exhibit. In addition, Aquarium Society staff members will complete an inventory of the gift shop.

Because of the improvements to the stingray experience, the animals will be moved behind the scenes after hours on Tuesday, Jan. 24. This pool will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24 so that it can be drained and dried prior to the life support renovation. The invertebrate pool will remain open to the public.

“This short closure opportunity allows us to complete multi-day projects that positively impact the guest experience without the necessity of overnight work,” said Larry Warner, aquarium director.

Dates from Jan. 30 through Feb. 3 will be unavailable for reservation on the website. The Aquarium will reopen to the public at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. To make your online reservation, visit NCARI Tickets.