10:30am - 4:00pm
TUES - SAT
*last entry at 3:30pm
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 K-12
Free for children under 5 (unless with group)
ESTUARIUM RIVER ROVING
Get up close with nature on a free river boat tour. There is no charge for the boat trip, but you MUST call in advance to reserve your spot. Children must be 6 and older to tour.
Reservations: (252) 948-0000
Tours run April 3rd through November 2nd
Wednesday-Friday: 10am and 12pm
The Estuarium is located at
223 E. Water St., Washington, NC 27889
NORTH CAROLINA ESTUARIUM
Do you love water, nature, and giving back to the community? Then come volunteer with us! Our volunteers assist in our mission of showcasing the uniqueness of the estuary and educating our visitors on what they can do to help preserve this important ecosystem.
Contact us at 252-948-0000 or click the button below to complete our volunteer inquiry.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Our rotating gallery currently features the works of William Ryan, a photographer whose goal is to make individuals feel as if they were there.
Call us or stop by to discuss displaying your own pieces at the Estuarium!
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.
People, plants, and animals all depend on our estuaries. Your generous gift helps us preserve the waterways that are a way of life in Eastern North Carolina. We are a small operation, so every little bit goes a long way.
Thank you for your help!