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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Mothers get in free on May 10. Enjoy some family fun together.

See What’s New for details on these and other events


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




$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
Taxes not included in fees


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

What’s Happening

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Bring Mom May 10

She gets in free!
See details

Shackleford horse
Wild Horse Day

May 16 at the Aquarium

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Summer fun 2015
Programs & activities begin June 8

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TREE-mendous Nature Play now open

Playground connects kids with nature

Summer camp registration open
Space is limited — register now


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Aug. 1 — register now