North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Pine Knoll Shores

#4 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in North Carolina
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores features local water species, such as moray eels, sand tiger and nurse sharks, and goliath grouper. Visit the enormous Living Shipwreck tank, which houses most of the larger species. At the tidal touch pool, you can get up close to the creatures. The aquarium features free parking, fast food, and free educational programs. Start your trip to Pine Knoll Shores by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • We visited this aquarium and thought it offered a lot. We didn't see any live shows because of the coronavirus and the tanks were great. Some looked like sunken ships and the staff were very nice.  more »
  • This is an excellent, small aquarium that is very well done. Lots to see and don't miss the demonstration of how the divers go into the fish tank with the shark! Hands on exhibits with rays and a...  more »
  • Travelers, this is an affordable, family friendly aquarium that is a lot of fun and educational. There is a tank where folks can pet baby sharks and rays. I love petting the sharks and the rays. There are always aquarium folks around to explain and monitor what happens in the tank. The others exhibits are education and interesting as well. We recommend. Enjoy.
  • Very cute and lovely aquarium! Well taken care of and super nicely decorated. You can tell everyone loves the animals that works here. I really loved seeing all the places for kids, it's great having kids learn to take care of our oceans! The staff was extremely kind and accommodating. I especially loved the divers, and the snakes!

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