Programs for your event
The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores staff is pleased to provide special programs to make your event as educational and entertaining as possible. The following programs are available based on staff and animal availability. They require advanced program scheduling.
Behind-The-Scenes Tour – $100 per tour
A 30-minute guided tour of animal husbandry workspaces, including an upper-deck tour of the Living Shipwreck exhibit. Behind-the-Scenes Tours are limited to 15 people per tour; minimum age is 5. Closed-toe shoes required; high-heeled shoes and flip-flops prohibited.
Diver Demonstration – $200
An interactive SCUBA diver program in the Living Shipwreck exhibit. The program includes two divers in the exhibit and an interpreter outside for a 30-minute program.
Live Animal Presentation – $75 per presentation
Live animal presentations on topics including sea turtles, alligators, snakes and horseshoe crabs. Aquarium Educators make these presentations in the Big Rock Theater, maximum seating capacity of 170. Each presentation features at least one live specimen, and lasts approximately 30-35 minutes.
Touch Tanks Open – $125 per tank, 2.5 hours
Educators/Volunteers demonstrate the proper way to handle touch tank animals, while educating guests on each species. (If touch tanks are not staffed, guests will be asked to refrain from touching the animals and from sitting on the touch tank structure. Guests will be asked to keep food and drink away from touch tank structure.)
Other Education Programs - Aquarium Education staff can customize programs for your group or event. Check with the Special Events Coordinator and the Education Curator for details.