Fairy Day March 5 (3/5/16)

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Fairy Day March 5 (3/5/16)

PINE KNOLL SHORES, N.C. – Wands, wings and magical things come together Saturday, March 5 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Fairies, elves, imps, gnomes, wizards, sea monsters, storybook creatures and other mythical characters are invited to a magical day of imagination and education for the day themed “Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents.”

            “Fairy Day is a very exciting time for us at the Aquarium,” Aquarium Educator Meredith Heaton Bruhn said. “We all get to dress up and we love to see the children’s reactions as we bring these myths and fairytales to life through stories and interactions with live animals.”

The enchantment is free with admission or membership. Costumes are optional but encouraged to add to the fun. Children’s activities for both girls and boys are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include opportunities to build fairy houses from pine cones, shells and other natural materials. Search for fairy and mermaid doors hidden throughout the Aquarium then make your own door to take home. Discover your fairy or gnome name and decorate your own fanciful wand to take home.

            Also enjoy a pretend sea serpent in the Living Shipwreck during the dive shows. The daily Creature Connections turn into theatrical fairy tales starring live animals in whimsical, Aquarium-style interpretations of favorite fables.

            Though “Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents” focuses on make-believe beings, it inspires a closer look at real animals and their environment by connecting creativity, imagination and nature. Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents combines education and imagination into a magical day of activities.


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