The North Carolina Estuarium

223 E. Water St.
Washington, NC 27889- Map It
(252) 948-0000

AAA Editor Notes

The North Carolina Estuarium, 223 E. Water St., utilizes some 200 exhibits, artwork, audiovisual presentations, a film and aquariums to educate visitors about the importance of estuaries—the lower portion or wide mouth of a river where outgoing freshwater currents meet the incoming salty tide. A pontoon boat tour of Tar-Pamlico River waterways is offered Wednesday through Saturday.
$5; $3 (ages 5-17). Boat tour free; reservations are required.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-4. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.