Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium
511 N Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Welcome to Team ECCO
The Ocean Center and Aquarium
Team ECCO began with 2 small programs, as a way to reach out and introduce the children of WNC to the ocean. Since its beginning in 2001, our inovative programs have grown to a 4 level curriculum which reaches hundreds of learners, and the building of a public aquarium which provides interactive programs and displays that engage all ages with information about the ocean.
Programs offer marine encounters through:
SEA BASE - lessons at the Aquarium & Ocean Lab
SEA LINK- learning that brings the ocean to your site
SEA VENTURES - we take you to the ocean for full experience and encounters
SEA EVENTS - the Aquarium is yours with custom programs, parties, and animal encounters
Student volunteers work to design, maintain, and feed our 20+ aquariums, while also serving as docents for guests. Interested high school seniors may apply to our intern program which is designed to enhance experiences for students wishing to study marine biology, zoology, or teaching.
The public aquarium is open for viewing at your leasure Wed. through Sat.1-5pm. The Center welcomes schools, scouts, home school, youth and adult groups of every background to experience the ocean with our focused learning programs. We can custom design a class or event to meet your needs.
At Team ECCO, we believe that learning comes through experience, and experience is the best teacher. The Team ECCO Center gives our community an opportunity for learning that enriches school based curriculums and provides family and individual enjoyment. These programs are a way of sharing what we love, with all those who might not otherwise have the chance to experience it.
Visit our Center, meet our students, and fall in love with the ocean.
Yours for the Children,
Brenda J. Ramer, M.Ed.
Founder & Executive Director
Team ECCO, Inc. est 2001
"the sea in WNC"
> The Ocean Center & Aquarium will be closed Wed., Dec. 4. We will be getting ready for Santa! Wewant your experience to be AMAZING!
Friday, Dec.6, 6-8 pm &
Saturday, Dec 7, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
visit and photo with Santa and his mermaid FREE with regular aquarium admission. Admissions to help support purchase of Touch Tank!
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 designed to foster stewardship, develop leadership,
and build friendship - all skills critical to team work.
Team ECCO is a Team for Educating Children to Care for the Ocean
Michael Ramer, shark training with Cristina Zenato, UnExSo, Grand Bahama Island