"The North Carolina Aquarium, located on Roanoke Island, harbors sharks and loggerhead turtles among the living marine creatures exhibited. Visitors may touch living starfish and sea urchins. This marine education and research facility includes aquaria, exhibits, field trips, guided tours and other group activities by appointment."
"The North Carolina's Aquarium on Roanoke Island is one of the three state aquariums along the coast. The Aquarium is designed to promote an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of coastal North Carolina's natural resources."