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Fort Fisher aquarium to close for a week

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will close for a week later this month for cleaning and tackling projects. (Port City Daily/Amy Passaretti)

KURE BEACH — The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will close for a week at the end of the month.

The aquarium will not be open to the public from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, so staff can enhance animal care and clean up the building.

“The compassion and unwavering commitment of the Fort Fisher team to the animals and the community is unmatched,” aquarium director Hap Fatzinger said in a release. “It’s important for us to take this time to begin 2023 with momentum and renewed focus on animal welfare and our conservation mission.”

During the year, the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher welcomes 500,000 visitors, 25,000 students and is supported by more than 400 volunteers.

Doors will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 4. Advance tickets are required to visit and can be purchased online.

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