Plan Your Visit

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including all holidays except closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day and closing early for the October Halloween event, Trick or Treat Under the Sea, and Santa by the Sea in December. Check What’s New for details as the dates for these events approach.

PHONE: 252-247-4003; 800-832-FISH (3474)

ADMISSION: $10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 ages 62 and over; $9.95 military; $8.95 children aged 3-12. State taxes are additional to admission fees. Children 2 and under, members of the North Carolina Aquariums and registered North Carolina school groups are admitted free. Buy tickets online!

GROUP DISCOUNTS: 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: North Carolina school groups, including home-school groups, are admitted free if registered in advance. See Teachers and Students for more information.

FREE ADMISSION: The Aquarium admits all visitors free of charge on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on the third Monday each January.

  DIRECTIONS: Five miles west of Atlantic Beach. From NC 58, turn onto Pine Knoll Boulevard at the stoplight, Milepost 7; turn left onto Roosevelt Blvd. Signs along US 70 and NC 58 point the way. Click here for a map.

GPS: 34°41’58″N, 76°49’46″W

1 Roosevelt Blvd.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512