North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Pine Knoll Shores

#4 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in North Carolina
Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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.
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  • We went on a day trip to the aquarium during the COVID pandemic and we were impressed at how clean everything was. We went on a day where it wasn’t very busy, but we also found that they limit the...  more »
  • The exhibits were well maintained with lots and lots of fish. Their conservation efforts are to be admired too! Very enjoyable day, thank you Pine Knoll Aquarium.  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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