Ecological Marine Adventures is a free community aquarium and marine exploration lab located at 912 South Anderson, Topsail Island. Locals and vacationers are offered a chance to participate in educational activities and programs that enhance our beach environment through knowledge and exploration. The aquarium consists of touch tanks, ray touch pool, microscopes and much more.

Ecological Marine Adventures offers Spring and Summer programs for kids and families including marine science, ICW paddleboard, and ghost crab monitoring classes. Lil Buddy's Surf School also offers surf classes and camps for all ages and family classes as well.