10:30am - 3:30pm
TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS
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)
The Estuarium is located at
223 E. Water St., Washington, NC 27889
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!
IN THE NEWS
The Estuarium Welcomes Back Visitors
We are allowing full capacity in the building and not requiring masks for visitors (though staff will be wearing masks in busy periods).
As of 8/16/21, however, Covid infections are rising sharply due to the careless. We may be forced to return to limited capacity or requiring masks for visitors in coming weeks if infections continue to spike.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Our rotating gallery currently features the works of Elise Easterling, a grad student at ECU who creates beautiful chalk and colored pencil pieces.
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.