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March Animal Madness 2022

Are you ready for this? It's time for March Animal Madness! This month, vote for your favorite bird or fish during our animal competition. We'll start with birds against birds and fish against fish. Then, birds and fish will go beak to fin. We'll announce the ultimate winner at the end of March. You'll have about four days to vote in each round. Each winner will be announced on the last day of voting for that round. Click on the images for a larger, printable version.

The voting for each round starts at 9 a.m. on the day listed and ends about 72 hours later at 9 a.m. The ultimate winner will be announced at noon on Monday, March 28.



You can help ANimals

simple actions can help in a big way

The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is proud to have joined aquariums across the country to launch the In Our Hands campaign.
The campaign's initiative is to remind everyone to reduce single-use plastic and choose alternatives instead. You can learn more at
We're replacing plastic straws with paper straws in our snack bars, adding water bottle refilling stations next to our water fountains, and we're pledging to remove plastic water bottle from vending machines in 2020!
There are many things you can do to help animals and reduce your single-use plastics! You can pick up trash when you see it on the ground, put your groceries in a reusable bag, take a reusable cup with you for coffee or tea, and even use a shampoo bar! Can you name some ways to reduce single-use plastics?



Free printables and Worksheets

Print out a nature scavenger hunt, nature bingo, or our sea turtle fun sheets!

Vulture Coloring Sheets

Scavenger Hunt

Nature Bingo

Sea Turtle Sheet

Owl Box

Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt

Leaf Rubbing

Color A Spot A Fish

Crab Hat


Educational Videos

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Meet Other animals!

Check out our Meet the Animals Archives for fun information on animals that were featured in the past.

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