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511 N Main Street

Hendersonville, NC 28792
Tel/Fax: 828-692-8386


Welcome to Team ECCO

     Our Ocean Center is home to the marine studies classroom and public aquarium  in WNC.  The Aquarium is open to the public Wed - Sat 1-5pm.   Staffed by student volunteers and Interns  who care for the fish and reptiles living  in  over 21 habitats.  Enjoy  a blue spot sting ray, eels, decorator crabs, anemones,  lion fish, and bamboo sharks.  Meet our red footed tortoises, lizards and geckos!  Explore our touch tank! 
       We provide outstanding ocean based classes and programs for groups during our non -open hours Tuesdays - Saturday.  Your best educational experience is right here. 
     The Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium is a 501 c 3 and is maintained and run through the great hearts of our student volunteers and volunteer staff as a service to this community for education and enjoyment.  We thank you for your support.


  Dates to Know...

25-28 the Aquarium will be closed as we spend time with our families.   We wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings!






4th - Santa Under the Sea
Join us from 6-8 30 pm for a fun visit in Santa''s workshop under the sea!   FREE photo disk of your visit with paid admission.   GREAT FAMILY HOLIDY PHOTO OP!

5th - Downtown Christmas Parade   -    join us on Main Street for a great way to kick off your holidays! Mermaids just might show up!

5th - Santa Under the Sea
Visit with Santa and his mermaid from 1 30 - 3pm.FREE photo disk with paid admission.



When requesting a program or event, please check the calendar for AVAILABLE days/dates/times  


The mission of Team ECCO: To promote scientific discovery
through interactive learning encounters that develop
understanding and respect for water based ecosystems.
This mission is to foster stewardship, develop leadership,
and build friendship - life skills for a living world.


Team ECCO is a Team for Educating Children to Care for the Ocean

Michael Ramer, shark training with Cristina Zenato, UnExSo, Grand Bahama Island

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