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511 N Main Street

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

Welcome to Team ECCO

Aquarium information
Public hours:  Wednesday-Saturday 1- 5 pm
Fees:  $ 3 per person, children under 4 are
The Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium is a registered 501 c 3 and is maintained and run through the great hearts of our volunteers and volunteer staff as a service to this community and the education of its children.  

Cooking up funds for education!

Need to get some shopping  done early?  Join us in raising funds toward a larger tank for our resident shark and stingrays. Team ECCO has teamed up with the Pampered Chef to make your holiday shopping list a bit easier to manage!    Follow the link below to buy some great gifts every chef or cook on your list could use, and help raise money in support of the aquarium as you shop!


  Aquarium news...

Sea Kids returns!

Nov 20- something fishy!
Join us afterschool on Thursday, Nov 20    from 3:30 - 5 pm for great fun, crafts, and meeting critters!   Help with the 4:00 feed!   A different animal is featured every week.      Ages 6-11  
$5 nonmembers / $4 members  per class
We suggest you sign up by phone or email as spaces fill up!

Aquarium Holiday hours:
*the Aquarium will be closed Nov. 25-29 as all of our volunteer staff celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday with their families!

*the Aquarium will be closed Dec 24 thru Jan 1 as we celebrate Christmas and new years with our families    We hope you have a fish-tacular holiday season!

Super minions promoted! The above students have been promoted at the Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium:   Kortney Clark, Assist. Director of Education:   Katlyn Kannup, Lead Intern; Mary Lynn Marks, Mead Krowka, and Hagen Mendrykowski all are Aquarium Development Interns.  Kortney, Mary Lynn , and Mead are members of the Team ECCO divers. Kortney has begun teaching Sea Base 101 classes and will be responsible for program and event scheduling. Katlyn will oversee student training and assist in aquarium care and design. Mead and Mary Lynn will focus on new exhibits. Hagen is responsible for social media and educational poster displays. Congratulations to all! We hope you stop in and personally talk with these outstanding young leaders and meet the solid core of Team ECCO. ( not pictured: Hagen Mendrykowski)

  Please note:  calendar events are subject to change !


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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