It’s been 40 years since the North Carolina Aquarium in Fort Fisher opened in 1976. The aquarium has been a staple in the area for school children, tourists, and sea life lovers to learn about and see many animals they would not have a chance to see in the wild. Some of the animals that call the aquarium home include, turtles, seahorses, snakes, bald eagles, sharks, poison dart frogs, eels, jellyfish, alligators, and a plethora of fish from all over the world.
To celebrate the anniversary the aquarium is hosting a party this Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. In addition to the normal activities there will be games, demonstrations, a cake cutting, and a gallery of pictures of the aquarium has changed over the last 4 decades. The photo gallery also emphasizes the employees’ commitment to protecting and caring for the environment and animals. For more on the Fort Fish Aquarium visit their website http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.