Calendar of Events

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Saturday, March 28
Otter Birthday Bash
9 a.m – 5 p.m.
Free with admission or membership

Put on your party hats for the annual otter birthday celebration. The merriment centers around three favorite residents at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores – river otters Neuse, Pungo and Eno. Participate in fun otter-oriented crafts and activities, and watch the trio enjoy gifts and cakes. The annual celebration spotlights the Aquarium’s otters, and also the conservation success stories of their species.

Wednesday, April 22
Cakes for Conservation

Express your conservation philosophy in frosting and compete for cash in the annual Cakes for Conservation contest. Cakes are judged on how well they express a message about nature’s water cycle and means to protect this precious resource, plus taste, creativity and use of sustainable, local or organic ingredients. There is no entry fee. All visitors are invited to partake of cake tasting after the winners are named at 3:30 p.m.

April 19-25
Party for the Planet

The annual week-long Earth Day celebration, Party for the Planet, shows how to make the world a better place with easy-to-take actions that help keep our water clean. Enjoy displays and activities at your own pace, free with admission or membership.