Alligator Egg Hunt is on at Fort Fisher Aquarium

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

 Alligator Egg Hunt is on at Fort Fisher Aquarium


Bunnies may be hopping down the trail soon, but alligators are on a roll at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

The aquarium’s annual Alligator Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 12, 18 and 19 will offer children a chance to learn, create and play this spring. 

Aquarium educators will introduce children to a live baby alligator and share fun facts about these amazing reptiles found in North Carolina. Kids will also create their own special alligator egg basket.Then the hunt is on for candy-filled eggs in the aquarium’s garden.  

The Alligator Egg Hunt is recommended for children ages 3 to 10, and limited space is available. Children ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 

The program fee is $20 per child; $11 for N.C. Aquarium members, and includes admission to the aquarium. Regular aquarium admission applies to adults accompanying program participants. Preregistration is required by April 9 for April 12 programs and by April 16 for April 18-19 programs.

Register for the Alligator Egg Hunt online at www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher or call 458-7468.

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is at 900 Loggerhead Road just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on

U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Admission is $10.95 for ages 13 to 61; $9.95 for adults 62 and older and military; $8.95 for children 3 to 12; and free for children 2

and younger, registered groups of N.C. schoolchildren, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. For general information, go to www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher or call (910) 458-8257.