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WASHINGTON, N.C (WNCT) — The North Carolina Estuarium has plenty to offer for kids and adults.

The Estuarium is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Children can conduct experiments and learn about different local species and climates in a waterfront classroom that is monitored by attentive staff. The children can also hear, see and touch a number of exhibits that come right from the Pamlico RIver’s edge.

Adults can enjoy a free boat ride through the Pamlico River and learn about how the river has helped the city of Washington.

The price for adults is $3 and children 5-17 are $3. And children under four are free.