Marvel at the largest collection of sharks in the state. Interact with scuba divers, touch an alligator and feed the stingrays as you explore "Waters of the Outer Banks." Planning a visit to the NC Aquariums? More than a million people visit the Aquariums annually, and many return year after year. There’s always something new to see and do. The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island includes indoor and outdoor exhibits, educational programs, classrooms, meeting spaces and a gift shop. In addition, there are two changing exhibit galleries, after-hour opportunities and special activities. Most visitors can tour the Aquarium in approximately 2 hours. However, if you plan to participate in Aquarium programs, dig for shark teeth in the fossil pit, or visit the gift shop allow more time. To enhance your visit, plan to take part in the Aquarium’s many opportunities!