North Carolina Aquarium (s) (3)

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1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+12522474003
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A great place to take the family for a fun and interesting day.
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Lots to see!
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Bring a lunch! You can eat outside if the weather is nice or you can drive a short distance and eat at the park
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Excellent Aquarium for little children. Kept my 5 year old daughter fascinated.
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Don't miss the otters--river clowns!!
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Great aquarium and great for kids birthday parties and sleepovers!
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It's a great place to visit with kids!
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There's plenty of space outside to sit so bring your own food and have a picnic with the family!
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Allow at least 1.5 hours to see everything!
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A great, small aquarium!
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Within 93,000 square feet, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores manages to fit all of the state's and most of the world's main aquatic environments into five galleries. A 30-foot waterfall throws a cool mist over guests as they begin a journey that brings them to the Piedmont gallery, where the aquarium's three spunky river otters—Neuse, Pungo, and Eno—frolic and play poker underwater. Further exhibits promise other memorable encounters, such as the new Venom Exhibit featuring jellyfish, poison dart frogs, scorpions, lionfish, and the Tidal Touch Pool where handlers let visitors touch skates, rays, and select invertebrates. At the epicenter lies the ocean gallery, anchored by a 306,000-gallon tank with a 65-foot viewing window. Sand tiger sharks swim around the Living Shipwreck exhibit, a replica of a German U-boat that sank off the United States' East Coast in 1942. Behind the glass of another tank, a young loggerhead sea turtle named Nimbus flashes its gold-toothed smile and rare white coloration.

Divers host live shows twice a day in the ocean tank, answering visitors' questions via special equipment. They've also been known to assist with proposals, unveiling engagement rings as an unsuspecting fiancé peers through the glass. Beyond overseeing the standing exhibits, the staff also ventures outside for numerous educational programs and activities. Participants can catch crabs, fish in the surf, explore the marsh, take a paddleboarding class, or even explore the water on canoeing and kayaking outings.

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