Whale of a Weekend at Fort Fisher Aquarium

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The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is hosting the second annual Whale of a Weekend, Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2.

Dive into the wonderful world of whales and dolphins through hands-on education stations to engage visitors of all ages. Explore a humpback whale's family tree. Try out a blubber glove. Join the ranks of whale superhero. Solve a mystery as a dolphin detective and much more.

In addition, marine mammal experts from around the state share their knowledge and experience. All the fun of Whale of a Weekend is free with aquarium admission, which is $8 for ages 13 to 61; $7 for ages 62 and older; $6 for ages 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and younger and aquarium members.

Aquarium hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For online tickets, go to www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher. The phone number is (910) 458-7468.

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is at 900 Loggerhead Road, just south of Kure Beach and about 15 miles south of Wilmington, on U.S. 421. From Southport, take the Fort Fisher Ferry. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal.