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511 N Main Street

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


Welcome to Team ECCO

      The Ocean Center is home to the only marine studies classroom and public aquarium  in WNC.  Our curriculum has  provided materials, lessons, special events and animal encounters for thousands of students and visitors.   The Aquarium Volunteers and Interns care for more than 75 species of fish and reptiles in 22 habitats!   Enjoy animals such as red footed tortoises, upside down jellies, crabs, anemones, cleaner shrimp, blue spot sting ray,  eels, lions, lizards, and lots of other beautiful fish!  Meet the horse shoe crabs in our touch tank! Help feed the tortoises and join us for a sting ray interaction.
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.

  Aquarium news...

 Our Shark, Epa, has now laid 17 eggs to date!   Follow them on Face book and twitter!
The Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium will be CLOSED July 4th for celebration of the holiday!  We hope you enjoy the day outside with your families!   Thank you to all those who have served, and are serving, in our military forces.

When requesting a program or event, please Scheck 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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