What’s the buzz? NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island launches larger-than-life outdoor exhibit
Published 10:51 am Saturday, July 29, 2023
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is now offering Backyard Buzz: Unseen Wonders Magnified, an outdoor animatronic display of larger-than-life bugs. This exhibit, which opened this month, is included in admission and is located along the aquarium’s nature trail.
Guests will learn about North Carolina species and how to support and protect the wild spaces they call home. The jumbo bees, beetles, caterpillars and friends offer photo opportunities and interactive play areas.
Running through October, the exhibit is located among other outdoor spaces that reveal facts about pollinators, native plant species and unique ecosystems. “Don’t miss the carnivorous plant garden or the trails that meander through the native pollinator garden and the maritime forest,” noted a press release from NCARI.
For reservations, go to ncaquariums.com/roanoke-island.
The N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island, close to Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission: ages 3–12, $10.95; ages 13–61, $12.95; ages 62-plus, $11.95. Children 2 and under and North Carolina Aquarium Society members are admitted free of charge. Advance ticket purchase is required.