North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

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From the mountains to the sea…

OPEN 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. JULY 4th! 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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Make a splash! Stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking, catching clams and crabs, beach treks, marsh explorations and other outdoor adventures await. Sign up early – spaces fill fast.


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

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$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
State taxes not included in fees

Dads get in free on Father’s Day!


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Open July 4th!

What’s Happening


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Summer fun 2015

Behind-the-scenes action

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Bird’s-Eye View, twice daily
Program free with admission

Sorry, July 10 Sea Turtle Cruise is full

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