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Public invited to DCCC Open Aquarium Days, ZAS special events

Two young girls observe a fish tank.

Two young observers view one of the fish tanks during an Open Aquarium Day event. The Open Aquarium Days allowed DCCC campus and community alike to see the college’s zoo and aquatic life.

Who: Davidson County Community College – Zoo & Aquarium Science (ZAS) program faculty and students

What: DCCC Open Aquarium Days and Zoo and Aquarium Science special events

Sinclair Building at Davidson County Community College
Davidson Campus, 297 DCC Road, Thomasville, NC 27360

When: Open Aquarium Days will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 19 – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Why: The Zoo & Aquarium Science Program will open its doors the public this fall during their Open Aquarium Days. These free events give community members the chance to interact with the animals and aquatic life at Davidson County Community College. New attractions include a green iguana and four-month-old pufferfish.

Each Open Aquarium Day will feature animal encounters, zookeeper talks by Zoo & Aquarium Science students, animal feedings every 20 minutes, and family activities.

Some dates will include additional activities. On Oct. 19, there will be Trunk-or-Treat from 6-7 p.m. following the Open Aquarium with attendees encouraged to dress in costume and bring a bag of candy. The ZAS Club will host a Haunted Trail on Oct. 19 and 20 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under.

The final Open Aquarium date on Nov. 13 will coincide with DCCC’s Open House from 4-7 p.m.

About Davidson County Community College

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is a fully accredited, multi-campus college where students of all ages and backgrounds pursue academic and career-focused education in order to build successful futures. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers more than 40 degree and professional certificate programs to students in Davidson and Davie counties, as well as affordable college-credit coursework to students who plan to transfer to 4-year universities. With a mission to serve the changing needs of students competing in a global environment, DCCC is committed to quality education, innovative and equitable learning experiences, training, and support across a wide range of 21st-century career fields. Visit Davidson County Community College at DavidsonCCC.edu.

Media Contact:

Jonathan Williams
Communications Specialist
Davidson County Community College
Office: 336-224-4510 and Cell: 336-455-3410