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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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Pine Knoll Shores fast, fun, and easy.
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores reviews
One of the best aquariums we have visited. Many exhibits that we found worthwhile and interesting to read about and view. Not enough words to describe this place. Our 7 years old granddaughter had a..... more
One of the best aquariums we have visited. Many exhibits that we found worthwhile and interesting to read about and view. Not enough words to describe this place. Our 7 years old granddaughter had a..... more »
Nice museum…lots of species of fish! Nice and clean…lots of information about each exhibit! Seating at larger fish tank was a nice addition! Plentiful merchandise in the gift shop! Nice pace for a...
Nice museum…lots of species of fish! Nice and clean…lots of information about each exhibit! Seating at larger fish tank was a nice addition! Plentiful merchandise in the gift shop! Nice pace for a... more »
Fun for the whole family. I suggest the yearly pass that gets you admitted to all NC Aquarium and the NC Zoo, if it is possible for you. Well worth the savings. We enjoy seeing the kids light up when seeing the animals. And they are able to learn about them too, the staff is very knowledgeable. The facilities and buildings are very clean and easily accessible for all ages. Our personal favorite is the sharks and otters. Also you are able to reach in and touch stingrays. Now that’s FUN!
This is a great day trip for everyone in the family. The aquarium is extremely accommodating and accessible, they also allow you quick entry to the facility. I recommend pre-ordering tickets so that you can just check in at the front area. There is ample parking and it is easy to find using a GPS. It took a little over an hour to get through all exhibits at a nice pace where you can savor viewing all of the aquatic and reptilian life. There's even some bonus exhibits that feature some feathered friends! There is also an outdoor area that allows you to go on a very scenic hike, and there is a spot for kids to play in a park setting playground. Everything was extremely clean and the bathrooms were easy to find as well. They also have a dairy Queen on site for a quick snack.
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