Inside Tracks: Aquarium Adventure

Go behind the scenes of the Wiseman Aquarium and learn how we bring a world-class aquarium to the center of North Carolina! See our Shark Reef tank from a new view, feed our cownose stringrays a special treat and wave hello to our penguins after their breakfast!

Penguin Close Up
Stingray Feeding
Shark Reef view from above
Stingray Feeding

Experience Info

Cost, per person: $35 members / $35 non-members + general admission

Availability: Saturdays; 9:30 - 10:15am

Capacity: 8 participants

Minimum age: 8

Age restrictions: Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.


  • No high heels or flip flops permitted; preferably closed-toe shoes.
  • All experiences are subject to change due to animal medical procedures or other unforeseen circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to narrow passageways, stairs and uneven floors located behind the scenes, experiences cannot fully accommodate those with mobility restrictions such as wheelchairs, walkers and crutches.

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Gift certificate note: You can email the gift certificate directly to the recipient or download a gift certificate to fill out and give in person!


Our program begins in the food prep area, with a wide range of seafood. Our African penguins eat fish; please let staff know if they should be aware of any known fish or shellfish allergies.