Pine Knoll Shores Groups

Create a unique and exciting experience for your students or group, as you dive into the world of wonder and water with the Aquarium’s education programs. Journey from “North Carolina’s Mountains to the Sea” to be immersed in fun and learning with the Aquarium’s most interesting animals.There are a variety of engaging learning opportunities for your group. Students can explore the Aquarium on a teacher-led tour, participate in a live animal program in the Big Rock Theater, research exhibits and species with interactive scavenger hunts, or become scientists through hands-on classroom activities or outdoor field experiences. 


Groups of 10 or more qualify for 15 percent off admission, when the group registers in advance and purchases all tickets with one payment. See more information or register online. A 25 percent discount is available for 50 or more tickets purchased in advance. See more information or register online.  

school groups

Register your school group in advance for free admission.


Children and teachers/staff in registered North Carolina school groups are admitted at no charge at the time of the visit to the North Carolina Aquarium if registered in advance.  Advance registration is required for free admission. Register early – the Aquarium is a popular destination and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The admission fee for registered parent chaperones is $6 per person.

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