Pine Knoll Shores Special Events

Pine Knoll Shores Special Events


SHARK WEEK

July 9-15


Sink your teeth into fun facts all about sharks during Shark Week July 9-15 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Displays around the aquarium portray the truth about these often misunderstood creatures, their essential role in the ocean ecosystem, and the threats they face.

Nearly 500 shark species can be found worldwide, and about 50 of those frequent North Carolina waters. Look for three species of sharks at the Aquarium: sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, and nurse sharks all inhabit the Living Shipwreck. For a close-up look at shark feeding time, sign up for the Behind the Scenes Tour on Tuesday and Friday — advance registration and additional fees are required for behind-the-scenes tours.


Sip and Paint

Aug. 24 (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.) 21 and up


Ages 21 and up, enjoy a night out at the Aquarium. Bring your own snacks and beer, wine, or champagne to enjoywhile you make fin-tastic memories with your family during this relaxing night of creating artwork. Instructors from Wine and Design on Wheels from Morehead City will provide all painting supplies and guide you every step of the way!

$45 per painter. For ages 21 and up. Time: 6:30-8:30, please arrive 15 minutes early for checking in and seating.

There are a limited number of seats available for this event. Purchase tickets only online before the event. No ticket sales at the door.

Aprons will be supplied; however, we recommend wearing comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting messy. 

AUGUST 24: Lighthouse

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Family Paint Night

June 22, July 20 (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.) Ages 6 and up

Splash into an underwater world of art during Family Paint Night Under the Sea at N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy while you make fin-tastic memories with your family during this relaxing night of creating artwork. Instructors from Wine and Design on Wheels from Morehead City will provide all painting supplies and guide you every step of the way! There are a limited number of seats, so reserve your seat under the sea and leave with your own unique treasure.

$45 per painter. For ages Six and up. Time: 6:30-8:30, please arrive 15 minutes early for checking in and seating.

There are a limited number of seats available for this event. Purchase tickets only online before the event. No ticket sales at the door.

Aprons will be supplied; however, we recommend wearing comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting messy. 
June 22: Pufferfish
July 20: Mermaid

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Spadefish ART Gallery

Small Sea Splendors: Colored Pencil Society of America


Bright colors can be found in the most unexpected places, like a sea slug at the bottom of the ocean. A new art exhibit at N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores features some of the ocean’s small yet colorful creatures illustrated by the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), District Chapter 114. Artist Page

The show is titled “Small Sea Splendors” and showcases colorful sea slugs, radiant nudibranchs, and multi-colored shrimp. The exhibit will be on display until the summer and is free with admission or membership.


Advisory Committee Meeting

August 2022 Date To Be Announced

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Advisory Committee meets every three months. The next meeting will be held August from 1-3 p.m. onsite in the Aquarium conference room.

 

 

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