Ecological Marine Adventures          Topsail Island NC

Ecological Marine Adventure (EMA) is a Marine Education Center that specializes in hands-on, in the field education adventures for children and families.
** 2015 FIELD TRIP registration and reservation forms are up! Trip dates fill up fast, early reservations are encouraged! **
 ** Remember due to high call volume EMAIL is our preferred method of contact (you can reach us at **

Summer 2015 Schedules and registration forms are NOT open yet (they should be posted and open for registration by the end of the month :)

Here at EMA we believe that hands-on learning is the best kind of learning! Our programs ignite children's natural curiosity in the world around them while providing them the knowledge and tools to preserve, protect, and enjoy our environment for the future!

Ecological Marine Adventures operates our own small community AQUARIUM / Marine Exploration Lab. Our Aquarium is FREE and open to the public year round. We offer the local and vacationing community the opportunity to learn and learn and grow together.

We are located at 404 Goldsboro Ave Surf City NC

We offer fun, exciting, and educational activities, classes, and programs for LOCAL and VACATIONING year round.
EMA offers amazing Field Trip opportunities for SCHOOLS (Preschool - 8th Grade)

Other Programs Available:

  • FREE Community Marine Science Class ( Tuesday 1-2 Public Beach Access Goldsboro Ave SURF CITY) Starting June 10th ending Labor Day weekend
  • FREE Aquarium / Marine Lab Hours (NOT YET SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2015)
  • Public / Private / Homeschool FIELD TRIPS and Classes (Pre-K - 12th Grade)

Summer FUN with EMA

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How to Find Us

409 Goldsboro Ave Surf City NC

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