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

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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


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Open Labor Day!


What’s Happening


International Vulture Awareness
Sept. 5 & 6 — free with admission

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Sportfishing Workshop
Oct. 16–18. Register now!

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Homeschool Day Sept. 10

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Tours & adventures through Labor Day
Preview the fall schedule

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Bird’s-Eye View
Hurry! Last flight Sept. 13


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