The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is a truly unique Outer Banks venue that tantalizes the imagination and creates an unforgettable experience. Imagine your wedding ceremony on our 200’ Soundside Pier and gazebo overlooking the Croatan Sound featuring gorgeous sunsets. Imagine your guests enjoying cocktails while exploring our many galleries. They will see freshwater and salt fish, reptiles, adult and baby alligators, turtles, otters, life around wrecks & reefs and they will be able to touch stingrays and invertebrates. Imagine dinner set in front of our 285,000-gallon Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit featuring the largest collection of sharks in NC. Imagine dancing in our Delicate Drifters Gallery while surrounded by five sea jelly tanks and three bubble tanks. Experience the magic!