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 are big aquarium fans and my family voted this one the best.Good size, lots of amazing animals and the outdoor area was a nice treat.  more »
  • While on Spring Break we went to the aquarium on a rainy day. It is quite fascinating to pet the rays and horseshoe crabs. The aquarium offers several different programs and walking trails...which we ...  more »
  • The Aquarium was a wonderful and educational place to bring our children for a visit. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable as well. The expression on my daughters face as she viewed the fish was priceless!!
  • Admission was free due to my NC Zoo membership. I’ve been to larger aquariums, but none as well laid out and interacting. Lots to see and plenty of helpful workers to ask questions of.

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