North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

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From the mountains to the sea…

Dinosaurs saved from extinction! See them through Nov. 2.

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.




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
Including all holidays except
Thanksgiving & Christmas days

What’s New

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Extinct? Who says?
Dinosaur Adventure

Surf Fishing Workshop Oct. 17-19
Register now!


Lend a hand!
Volunteer open house Oct. 12

NCA-PKS Octopus 2
Appreciate the octopus
Cephalopod Awareness Day Oct. 8

See more on the Calendar of Events