While vacationing on the Crystal Coast, pay a visit to the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. This amazing aquarium is designed to take you on an aquatic journey “from the mountains to the sea” where you’ll see all kinds of animals, such as river otters, sharks, rare sea turtles, stingrays and more!
You also can enjoy free daily programs for kids and adults. See live animal programs where you can touch a sea turtle, horseshoe crab and other critters. There’s also “Winging It: Birds in Flight” daily at 1 p.m. where you can catch native raptors and shorebirds as they show off cool tricks to the audience.
We are open year round, including all holidays except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.