News ReleasePublished: October 10, 2008
KURE BEACH – Celebrate Halloween one day early with the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s Trick or Treat Under the Sea. The aquarium welcomes trick-or-treaters of all ages on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
The aquarium will feature a variety of activities for children of all ages, including games with prizes, face painting, story-telling, a haunted cave featuring Scotty the Pirate Magician for younger kids and a spooky trail older children. Children can trick-or-treat among the many booth operated by local businesses and organizations.
6:00: Rose O’Neal Greenhow: A local legend comes to “life” and tells us her story.
6:30 -8:00: Creepy diving 6:45: “Bats on the Beach” – story-telling and games
7:35: Rose O’Neal Greenhow
8:15: “Bats on the Beach”
Admission is $5 per person for Aquarium Society members and $6 per person for the general public. Children 2 and under are free. Only umbrella strollers will be allowed in the building for this event. Tickets will be sold on the day of the event from 5 to 8 p.m. Advance tickets are available. Please call 458-8257 for tickets and more information.
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors; $6 ages 6-17. Free admission for: children under 6; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. General information: http://www.ncaquariums.com/. NC Aquariums are accredited members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA and its more than 200 members work together to build North America’s largest wildlife conservation movement, by engaging and inspiring 143 million visitors and their communities to care about and take action to help protect wildlife.