North Carolina aquariums reopen Monday after closing due to COVID-19

Posted at 6:58 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 19:01:47-04

The North Carolina Aquariums at Fort Fisher, Pine Knoll Shores and Roanoke Island will begin to welcome guests back beginning September 14 with new COVID-19 procedures in place.

“We can’t wait to be able to do what we do best, which is share the truly astounding animals and habitats we care for,” said Maylon White, North Carolina Aquariums director. “The public is a key component in our mission of education and inspiration, and we’ll be so happy to have them back.

Aquarium admission will be available online only, to allow the aquariums to best provide a safe and enjoyable visit by reducing overall building capacity. Both guests and employees are required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.

Aquarium staff say they have continued to provide for the health and well-being of animals in its care since the beginning of closing.