While vacationing on the Crystal Coast, pay a visit to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. This amazing aquarium is designed to take you on an aquatic journey “from the mountains to the sea.”
Learn more about the different ecosystems that are native to North Carolina with exhibits focusing on various marine habitats. See the “Living Shipwreck” featuring a replica of a German U-352 submarine and Blackbeard’s infamous ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Other popular things to see at the aquarium include a stingray touch-tank, river otter exhibit, rare sea turtles, different species of sharks and more!