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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 over 4,000 learners and education leaders.   The Aquarium Aqua Guides & Interns care for more than 75 species of fish and reptiles in 20 displays - and growing!   You can expect to see animals such as red footed tortoises, blue spot sting rays, eels, lions, lizards, and lots of beautiful fish!
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...

Saturday, May 9 - 
*  Bear Reveal! 
 Our custom painted bear, Cassio-bear-a, is out for view!   She is the graduation project of Robbi Clark, a senior at HHS. Cassio will spend the summer raising funds for Autism.
* Super Hero Saturday!    $1 from each admission will go to support the fight against Multiple Sclerosis  


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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