North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

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From the mountains to the sea…

Feel the spray of a mountain waterfall. Watch river otters play. Touch a stingray. Look a shark in the eye. Explore shipwrecks – without getting wet. See a rare white sea turtle. Thousands of aquatic animals take you on a journey from the state’s grand peaks to the open Atlantic, much as a raindrop makes its way to the ocean. See Plan Your Visit for more on these activities and other family fun at one of the coast’s most popular attractions.


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Five miles west of Atlantic Beach on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. From NC 58, turn onto Pine Knoll Boulevard at the stoplight, Milepost 7; turn left onto Roosevelt Blvd. Signs along US 70 and NC 58 point the way.

GPS: 34°41’58″N, 76°49’46″W

Street address: 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

Phone: 252-247-4003; 800-832-3474

Maps and Directions


Exhibit Galleries

  • Mountain
  • Piedmont
  • Coastal Plain
  • Tidal Waters
  • Ocean


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Effective March 1, 2014
$10.95 – ages 13 – 61
$9.95 – ages 62 and up
$9.95 – military
$8.95- ages 3-12
Free – ages 2 and under and
North Carolina Aquariums members


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
YES! The Aquarium is open as usual
this weekend, April 19-20.

What’s New

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Summer day camps
Register today – only a few spots left!

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April 22 – Cash prizes!

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Behind the scenes & other fun