Pine Knoll Shores Camps

Pine Knoll Shores Camps

Aquarium Camps


The Aquarium offers day camps throughout the year. Summer camps are our most popular but we also offer spring and winter sessions.
Participants enjoy outdoor explorations such as hikes on the nature trail. Indoors, the action continues as campers tour the Aquarium, go behind the scenes for animal encounters and feedings, talk with aquarists about animal care, and join in other fun and educational activities.


  • Children of all ages enjoy spring, summer, and winter camps!
  • Summer Campers enjoy outdoor activities and crafts.
  • Winter Campers enjoy indoor crafts.
  • Campers get to tour behind the scenes.
  • Campers get to talk with staff on behind the scenes tours.
  • Campers enjoy time on our Tremendous Play Area.
  • Campers interact with live animals.
  • Campers learn about the animals in our care.
  • Campers help staff members feed some of the animals in our care.
  • Campers get to spend time with staff members at our touch pools.
  • Touch pools are a fun way to spend a winter day at camp.
  • Campers learn about the animals in our care.
  • Campers spend time on a nature hike.
  • Summer camp is the perfect time for exploring the marsh.

Spring Break Camp

Session for grades 1-3 : April 22-23
Session for grades 4-6 : April 25-26

Camps are held 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. each day of the two-day camp. Come join us for a two day camp centered around conservation!  Campers will experience live animal interactions, get hands-on with crafts and games, and learn more about our local wildlife! Each day has a different theme - the first is Jawsome Sharks, the second is Backyard Heroes! Learn about shark conservation both locally and word-wide, and then learn about how to help animals you'll find in your own backyard. 

Spring Break Camp at the Aquarium combines fun and learning into cool adventures for children, grades 1-5, during children's spring break. Participants enjoy outdoor activities, live animal interactions, discovery labs, behind-the-scenes tours, nature hikes, and games. Camp is $80 per child; $72  for Aquarium members.

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Registration is ONLINE ONLY and Begins April 1 at 6 A.m.
Sessions available for Grades k-8

Camps fill up quickly-be ready! Go to the program registration section of the website and create a member profile in advance. 
Summer day camps combine fun and learning with hands-on, feet-wet experiences for children and youths entering grades K-8. Camp is $280 per child; $252 for Aquarium members. Payment is due in full at the time the reservation is placed. Reservations are taken online only; no phone reservations will be processed. All camps run: Monday - Friday

Register Here April 1, 2019

Sea Squirts: Rising K-1 
8:30 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.
Session l   June 3 - June 7
Session 2  July 1 - July 5

Aquatic Adventurers: Rising 2-3
8:30am  - 2:30pm
Session 1     June 10 - June 14
Session 2     July 22  - July 26    
Session 3     August 5 - August 9

Coastal Explorers: Rising 4-5
8:30am - 2:30pm
Session 1     June 17 - June 21  
Session 2     July 15 - July 19  
Session 3    July 29 - Aug 2

Sea Scholars: Rising 6-8
8:30 - 2:30pm
Session 1     June 24 - June 28     
Session 2     July 8 - July 12 

Winter Holiday Camp

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Winter camp at the Aquarium is held when children are out of school for the holiday break and is full of fun-filled activities. Participants can enjoy animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, lab-tech interactions and creative crafts. All camps are from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Camp is $40 per child; $36 for Aquarium members.

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