What a magic day this was! Check the Aquarium Facebook page for photos.
Wands, wings and magical things come together March 1 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Fairies, elves, imps, gnomes, wizards, sea monsters, storybook creatures and other mythical characters are invited to a magical day of imagination and education for the day themed From Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents.
The enchantment is free with admission or membership. Costumes are optional but encouraged to add to the fun. Kids ages 12 and under who dress for the occasion will be admitted free. Children’s activities for both girls and boys are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include opportunities to build fairy houses from pine cones, shells and other natural materials, find fairy and mermaid doors and leave messages for the imaginary inhabitants, discover your fairy or elf name and decorate your own fanciful wand to take home.
Also enjoy a pretend sea serpent in the Living Shipwreck during the two daily dive shows. The daily Creature Features turn into theatrical fairy tales starring live animals in whimsical, Aquarium-style interpretations of favorite fables.
Though Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents focuses on make-believe beings, it inspires a closer look at real animals and their environment by connecting creativity, imagination and nature.