North Carolina Aquarium (s) (3)

1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open All Hours
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    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Report | 3 days ago
Make sure you go out and walk to the end of the piers. We saw crabs and birds. It was really neat.
Report | 5 days ago
It was a wonderful play for the kids. If you go outside on the nature trail to the kid's play area, don't forget the insect spray. Lots of gnats!
Report | 6 days ago
Great place!
Report | 7 days ago
Try to go early if you go during the week and in the summer, Camps go during week days in the summer. Take your time and enjoy it !! We had a Blast !!
Report | 7 days ago
There is a wonderful outdoor playground for kids as well as a boardwalk around the marsh full of interesting informational signs, so pick a dry day to go! Indoors is wonderful as well, with special events going on during the day, so pay attention to the screens that alert you when and where to be for the shark show, live bird show, etc.
Report | 9 days ago
Enjoy the day.... Busy place but take your time... A lot for kids to do....
Report | 12 days ago
We went on a Tues, which is evidently one of the days that they feed the sharks so we were able to watch!
Report | 15 days ago
On rainy days, everyone tries to go to the aquarium and it's CRAZY crowded. On a not crowded day, it's great!
Report | 20 days ago
Print out ahead of time.
Report | 22 days ago
Awesome place to come!! Great for kids, adults, anyone!!! New things happening everyday!!!
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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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