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

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Registration is ONLINE ONLY
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

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Winter Holiday Camp

Grades 1-3: Dec. 30
Grades 4-6 Dec. 31 

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.

Session One: Grades 1-3: December 30
Session Two: Grades 4-6: December 31

Register Here FOr Winter Camp 2019

Sea Turtle Camp

Grades 4-6: Jan. 20 

Your budding marine biologist can experience what it's like to work with these beloved marine reptiles during their school holiday. Participants learn all about sea turtles as they work along side the Aquarium's turtle biologists. Animal encounters, behind-the-scenes action and a take-home craft project also are included. Camp is from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Camp is $40 per child; $36 for Aquarium members.

Session One: Grades 4-6: January 20
Advanced registration is required

Register Here FOr Sea Turtle Camp 2019

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