Team ECCO is the only public aquarium in WNC. Housed directly on Main Street, Hendersonville, it houses 18+ ocean reef and turtle / tortoise displays. Our Center is home to dozens of tropical fish including blue spot sting rays, bamboo shark pup, sea horses, lion fish, puffers, and several eels. We are wheelchair accessible. Visitors are greeted by student volunteers who share their outstanding knowledge of ocean life and the fish and animals contained in our ecosystems. Being a 501c3, all persons involved are volunteers committed to the passion of ocean awareness.
Types of Tours:
Private programs lasting 55 to 90 minutes or self guided walk-through of the facility.
Advance reservations, including deposit are required for groups of 10 or more. No group is confirmed without return of signed contract and receipt of deposit. Motorcoach parking is located a few blocks from entrance but drop offs are allowed.
Days & Hours of Operation:
Wednesday through Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.
Miles from Downtown Asheville:
As the local experts in Asheville, the ACVB would welcome the opportunity to source your overnight room needs and help you plan the perfect itinerary! Please contact us at 800-257-5583.