Visit the world’s first Estuarium, one of North Carolina’s most innovative environmental centers.
See more than 200 exhibits that describe our vital estuaries and coastal rivers, including:
Aquariums with crabs and other estuarine life
Fun and fascinating artworks
Hands-on, interactive displays
Artifacts from life on the Pamlico River
Explorations of hurricanes and sea level rise
Pamlico River boat tours
Special programs on natural and cultural heritage.
$3 Children 5-17
Free for children under 5 (unless with group)
The Estuarium is located at
223 E. Water St., Washington, NC 27889
THE ESTUARIUM IS CLOSED ON JULY 4.
IN THE NEWS
Since 2008, the Dorothy D. and George Curtis Clark Endowment has supported visits to the Estuarium from students of Northeast Elementary School (Pinetown, NC), and more recently from Snowden Elementary in Aurora as well. This endowment, established by the Clark's daughter, Mary Esther Baker, is held through the North Carolina Community Foundation.
Anyone wishing to help build this endowment to ensure its continued ability to underwrite Estuarium field trips for Beaufort County students may contribute through the link provided below.
Thank you for your support of educational programming at the Estuarium!
To make a gift to support this fund, click Here or provide this link:
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Photographer William Ryan's photography is being showcased here at the NC Estuarium. Mr. Ryan discovered his love for photography in his first year of college and realized he had a great career opportunity. He enjoys portraits, sports, wildlife, nature and documenting any live event.
"It's not just about the photography, it's the outdoor experience." A quote by Doug Gardner, who's words stuck with Mr. Ryan.
His love of wildlife has driven him to share his photography with others and support the local ecosystem, so others can enjoy and appreciate it in the future.
We love field trips! Teachers, give us a call today and plan your fun, educational class outing, complete with special programming for your group.
BOOK YOUR NEXT EVENT
From weddings to parties to meetings, we have the beautiful space with gorgeous views to fit your needs. Contact us at 252-948-0000 for rates and details.