School Group Programs

Plan an unforgettable field trip to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Your students will dive into the world of wonder and water, with a wide array of educational exhibits and programs.

Take your class on a journey “from North Carolina’s mountains to the sea.” The Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals from across the state. Explore a mountain waterfall and trout pool, a cypress swamp, river otters, jellyfish and the Living Shipwreck, holding more than 300,000 gallons of water, big sharks and an ocean of fishes. Enjoy two hands-on touch pools with your students. The auditorium seats 150 for live animal presentations and other programs.

Register 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 $4 per person.

Let the Aquarium Come to You!

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores offers traveling programs designed to bring fun, hands-on, educational activities to your event or classroom.  Click here for more information!