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Touch Tank Tuesday

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July 12 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Registration Required

Touch Tank Tuesday is back and better than ever! This summer we are partnering with Ecological Marine Adventures to create a one of a kind experience. Not only will we have more diversity in coastal critters, but we will also be able to accommodate a more diverse audience as we will have Spanish speaking instructors helping to lead the program.

Each week a variety of coastal plants and animals are carefully collected for the Tuesday program and later released. From purple sea urchins and red and green algae to blue crabs and orange horse conchs, the rainbow of wildlife to view and hold varies each week. Touch tank guests can learn about the local critters and the coastal habitats where they can be found.

Interactive stations for guests to enjoy are also offered in addition to the touch tanks. Visitors will have the opportunity to look at organisms under a microscope, explore their creativity with fun crafts, coloring and board games related to our local aquatic ecosystems.

Registration is required. The event is free, but your donations are greatly appreciated. Your donation at the event will support the Touch Tanks program and other federation education programs that promote and inspire coastal stewardship through hands-on exploration. Touch Tank Tuesday is open to people of all ages; however, an adult should accompany children under the age of 15.

Please be aware that metered parking has been added to the Wrightsville Beach Historic Square. The first 2 hours of parking are free, but you will need to follow the instructions on the parking signs when you arrive. Additional parking is located at Wrightsville Beach Park located at 3 Bob Sawyer Dr, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480.

Bring coastal education home by adopting a hermit crab or tide pool today!


309 W. Salisbury St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 United States
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July 12
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Bonnie Mitchell

The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs or activities.