North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

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93,000-square-foot aquarium encompasses five galleries that display standing and special exhibits

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Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Child admission valid for ages 3-12. Adult admission valid for ages 13 and up. Not valid with other offers. Valid only for NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

An aquarium visit soothes the soul with visions of ambling fish and bubbling tanks that make us nostalgic for the gestation pods in which all human life begins. Come full circle with this Groupon.

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  • $4 for an adult admission (up to an $8 value)
  • $3 for a child's admission (up to a $6 value)

The hands-on turtle exhibition puts guests in charge of distressed juvenile sea turtle where they visit a diagnostic station to find out which of several ailments might be the problem. For an additional $4, guests ages 3 and up can visit Winging It: Birds in Flight, which grants audiences with up-close glimpses of owls, hawks, pelicans, vultures, and other rare birds while instilling the importance of habitat conservation.

Children aged 2 and younger are admitted for free.

Though North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

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. Step into a deep-sea setting to learn how far sea turtles travel and the threats they face, or visit Caretta's Cove—a new digital theater—to meet the charming, chatty loggerhead who answers visitors' questions several times a day. Learn about how loggerhead hatchlings are born on a North Carolina beach and crawl to the ocean and see a real hatchling that’s being rehabilitated at the Aquarium. The Tidal Touch Pool provides offers the opportunity to 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. Interactive games will also entertain younger guests.

Divers host live shows twice a day in the ocean tank, responding to customer inquiries 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.

Customer Reviews

We love the aquarium! This price is fantastic for all that is included in your visit!
Amy S. · November 9, 2016
The aquarium was very peaceful, clean (including restrooms) and organized. The atmosphere was very inviting with a pleasant group of staff. My family drove 2 and 1/2 hrs from where we live and the ride was well worth it...especially for the 7 month old baby and 1 year old. It's indeed a great place for all ages.
Jada S. · September 11, 2016
My son loves the aquarium! The staff are always friendly it's always clean. The gentleman by the shells and horseshoe crab is so amazing and is so friendly.
Ashley · September 10, 2016
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    Pine Knoll Shores

    1 Roosevelt Blvd.

    Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

    +12522474003

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