Wild Horse Day at the Aquarium May 16

Bring the kids to Wild Horse Day at the Aquarium, May 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  This free event is sponsored by the Aquarium, the National Park Service at Cape Lookout National Seashore, the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc. It goes on [...]

Dinosaurs return to Aquarium

Free admission on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asked this question: “What did you do to help others?” In honor of Dr. King, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is offering free admission on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 19. Bring family and friends and enjoy exhibits, live animals and educational programs. A live dive [...]

Photo exhibit features early morning images

Enjoy sights seen in the early hours along coastal routes with a photography exhibit titled “Good Morning!” Renate Eichinger took most of the shots during her morning commute between Beaufort and Harkers Island, pulling over when inspiration struck. “For many, I didn’t even get out of my car,” she said. A few images were captured [...]

Endangered Species Day is May 16

Join the Aquarium to recognize Endangered Species Day on May 16. The Aquarium highlights local endangered species through videos, live animal programs and games. Learn about the problems facing endangered and threatened species and how  simple changes in your daily life can help protect the environment and the animals that depend on it.  

Now TWO sessions of NC Aquarium Toddler Time

Bring your little ones for a special time together enjoying stories, crafts, songs,  puppets and animal encounters in Toddler Time. New this year – choose from two time slots every Wednesday: 9:30-10:20 a.m.  or 10:30-11:20 a.m. Toddler Time runs through March 25. The activities in Clearwater Classroom focus on a different animal each week. Toddler [...]

Volunteer Diver will be missed by dive team

Volunteer diver David Martin passed away last week at a hospice in Pennsylvania, he will be missed by many, especially his dive team at the Aquarium. David completed 298 GYA dives in support of the Aquarium’s dive program, the last one in October of 2013, his goal was to make the 300 level. Dive Safety [...]

Free admission on Dr. King’s Birthday!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked this question: “What did you do to help others.” In honor of Dr. King, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is offering free admission on Dr. King’s birthday, Monday, Jan. 19. Bring family and friends and enjoy exhibits, live animals and educational programs. Live dive presentations are scheduled [...]

More cold-stunned turtles return to sea

Eighteen green sea turtles that had recovered from a bad chill are home in time for the holidays. They and a loggerhead hitched a ride to warmer offshore waters with researchers from the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences (UNC-IMS) last Friday. The young green sea turtles were brought to the Aquarium after [...]

NC Aquarium releases recovered loggerhead

Beachgoers cheered as a loggerhead sea turtle headed into the surf after two months at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.  Aquarium Director Allen Monroe escorted the 90-pound reptile to the water’s edge at Fort Macon State Park  on Saturday, Oct. 5. With a few quick motions of its flippers, it disappeared into [...]