Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium

Sign of Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium in Downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina, Hendersonville Region.

ECCO stands for Educating Children to Care for the Ocean.

In accomplishing its mission the Aquarium focuses on learning and experiencing.

Although small in comparison to the famous and larger aquariums, the volunteers of Team ECCO are very personal and dedicated to you as a visitor.

Small and Personal

Along the store fronts on Main Street, in the heart of downtown Hendersonville, you will find the home of Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium.

ECCO stands for Educating Children to Care for the Ocean.

Although small in size compared to the famous and larger aquariums, Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium, through its knowledgeable student volunteers, is very personal and very much dedicated to you as a visitor. Don’t let its size deter you. They have over 20 educational displays showcasing some 75 different marine animals, such as sea horses, turtles, crabs, rays, tree frogs, reptiles and of course many colorful species of fish.

Interactive Learning

The owner and the team of student volunteers are eager and happy to share their knowledge with you. At this aquarium, they believe interactive learning is a wonderful way for youth to learn about the marine ecosystem and to learn to respect it.

They have touch-tanks, where you have the opportunity to touch such animals as turtles and maybe a crab. Another wonderful opportunity are the shark and ray feedings (usually around 1pm and 4pm).

Available for Private Parties and Events

Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium also offers classes and programs in their leaning lab. The facility can also be rented out for private parties and events.

Nice aquarium to learn about marine life on a rainy day.

This aquarium is small but very personal. It’s a lot of fun for children during shark and stingray feeding usually at 1pm and 4pm.