Birthdays and Sleepovers
Come celebrate your child’s special day at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores! Recommended for ages 3-12. Our classic parties are the perfect way to say "happy birthday" with animals, crafts, and fun! The Party package is priced at $225 for up to 20 total participants. A fee of $12 will be issued for each additional participant. The party includes an Aquarium classroom for a two-hour party, a children’s T-shirt printing craft, a live reptile encounter, reusable water bottles for the children, and a self-guided tour of the Aquarium.
Sleeping with the Fishes
registration begins Aug 1 for fall sleepovers
Registration is online only. Check back for the registration link
Spend a night with the fish at the Aquarium. Roll out your sleeping bag in front of our 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit as sharks, eels, and sea turtles swim close to partygoers. Participants learn about the Aquarium’s magnificent animals and design their very own t-shirt to take home. Food, instruction, movies, and craft supplies are provided. In the morning, participants enjoy breakfast and tour the Aquarium before it opens to the public
Sleepovers are $50 per person and $45 for Aquarium members. Sleepovers can be scheduled for the fall, winter, and spring for your group with a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30. Your reservation will be made online only and is confirmed when your $50 deposit is made. Your deposit is nonrefundable. Your group must be paid in full two weeks before your scheduled event. Payment will be used to determine what staff will be needed and for ordering food. Additional people may be added to your reservation after this point but no refunds will be granted. For more information, please call 252-247-4003 ext.257.
Aug 1: registration for sleepovers held September, October, and November
Nov 1: registration for sleepovers held December, January, and February
Feb 1: registration for sleepovers held March, April, and May