NC Aquarium birthday parties a real hoot with owl star

Filed under: Pine Knoll Shores by pineknollshores on Monday, August 5th, 2013

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Celebrate a special birthday in style and party with the animals at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. All party packages feature an encounter with a live animal, plus themed crafts and goodie bags.

Bolt, an Eastern screech owl new to the birthday line-up, will assure your party is a hoot. Bolt is thought to be a male, based on size. He is a mature bird although his exact age is unknown. Bolt suffered a fractured right wing at some time, which rendered him unable to fly and therefore unable to hunt for food in the wild. He was brought to the Carolina Raptor Center near Charlotte in November of 2011, and joined the Aquarium’s aviary in summer 2012.

If your honored guest prefers reptiles, choose alligators, turtles or snakes for your theme. Frogs, toads and salamander are the amphibious options, and invertebrate choices include sea stars, sea urchins and crabs. Sharks and stingrays round out the list.

Parties are recommended for ages 3 – 10. Packages start at $200 and range up to $375 for the all-encompassing “worry-free” event that includes the cake, ice cream, drinks and decorations. For an extra $25, DJ Sunny Shark can get your party started with some fin-filled moves. All packages are for up to 12 children and 12 adults. More guests can be accommodated for additional charges. The parties include Aquarium admission and either self-guided or guided tours. Advance planning is advised, as birthday parties are popular. Dates may be booked up to a year in advance.

Read more about party options or contact the Aquarium Registrar at 252-247-4003, ext. 227 or 257.