Pine Knoll Shores Special Events


Santa by the Sea

Saturday Dec. 9 (10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)


Whispered wishes among the fishes bring holiday magic to the Aquarium’s Santa by the Sea on Dec. 9. Make holiday cards and an ornament, enjoy special treats and games at the Aquarium all decorated for the season.  Tickets include a take-home photo of each child 12 and under with Santa, plus crafts and other seasonal fun. Join Mrs. Clause for storytime through the day. new this year will be magic shows held at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. in the Big Rock Theater. For an additional fee, hop on sleds and slide downhill in a snow-filled sledding area.

Event tickets are $9.95 per participant in addition to Aquarium admission fee or membership.  Event tickets will be sold from 9:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. on the day of event, and on-site only. Tickets are required only for children participating in the event. Adults are not required to pay for an event ticket, regular admission or membership gives them entry to observe event activities.  If an adult would like to participate in the activities, an event ticket is required.  Photos with Santa begin at 9 a.m. while all other event activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. The event ends at 5:30 p.m.


Holiday Hours

Closed Thanksgiving DaY and Christmas Day

The Aquarium will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, and Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
We will be open Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, from 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
We will be open New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, and New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2018, from 9 a.m.-5p.m.


Advisory Committee Meeting

Nov. 21

The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Advisory Committee Meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 21.
The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

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