Pine Knoll Shores Special Events

Winter Waterbirds: Art Show

(now through March)


Some birds migrate through or to North Carolina in the spring while others spend all year in coastal marshes and waterways. In a new art exhibit called “Winter Waterbirds," get a unique look at some migrating birds and year-round feathered inhabitants of the Crystal Coast.

Artist Rosemary Kramer has taken black and white photographs of birds in the waterways of Morehead City and Beaufort and used colored photo oils to hand paint the pictures.

The Aquarium regularly exhibits unique art, and shows change quarterly. The "Winter Waterbirds" show will be on display until the end of March and is free with admission or membership. 

Summer Camp Registration

Registration Begins 6 am April 1

REgistraiton is Online Only

Sign up the kids for summer camp fun. Camp registration begins April 1 at 6 a.m. Camps are popular so set your alarm. Registration is available online only, so be sure to bookmark our website! Summer camps are offered by age group for kids entering kindergarten through eighth grade throughout the summer. Kids enjoy behind-the-scenes action and plenty of outdoor and hands-on adventure.

Registration Begins April 1

Party For the Planet

April 21-23

Join the Party for the Planet April 21-23 at the Aquarium. Enjoy displays and activities all about our connection to the natural world, especially the ones found right in our own backyard. Enjoy crafts, bingo and a scavenger hunt throughout the weekend. Party for the Planet activities are free with admission or membership to the Aquarium.

Volunteer Service Corps Upcoming Projects

May 4 (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

May 16 (10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

The Aquarium Volunteer Service Corps program has two opportunities for individuals or groups to volunteer with community conservation leaders. On May 4, help turn the tide on trash during a marine debris clean up. Help protect the shoreline in Bogue Banks on May 16 by participating in a shoreline restoration project. Both events are free but require registration. Visit the website for more details and to register








Registration Details to Come

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

Professional Development for Educators of Grades 6-12

Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Educators are invited to join NOAA OER facilitators to learn Why We Explore (Volume 1) and How We Explore (Volume 2) the deep ocean. Participants will learn about the importance of ocean exploration and the advanced technological capabilities of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer used to explore the deep ocean. This 7-hour professional development will introduce standards-based, hands-on
activities and online resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, sophisticated underwater mapping technologies, unique deep-sea ecosystems, remotely operated vehicles and telepresence are just a few of the topics covered.

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, additional resources and a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation. Continental breakfast, lunch and a $75 stipend will be provided.

If you have previously participated in a Why Do We Explore? or How Do We Explore? Professional Development, this offering will be redundant. Registration Deadline is April  28, 2017


Questions? Contact Pam Pittman at 252-247-4003 ext 257 or

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