North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Pine Knoll Shores

#4 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in North Carolina
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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  • Lots of aquariums feel overcrowded, both because there are too many displays on top of each other and because there isn't enough space to move around, but that's not the case here. Also, although...  more »
  • A lovely little aquarium! We decided to go because of a rainy day. Tickets are cheap and they offers a military discount. You need to buy your tickets in advance and select a time for entry. They do.....  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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