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NC Aquarium Earth Day Party for the Planet

NC Aquarium Earth Day Party for the Planet

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC April 14, 2014 – The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores offers a personal touch to make the conservation connection at the annual Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival this Saturday. The Aquarium’s traveling touch tanks put live animals such as sea stars and horseshoe crabs at your fingertips during the event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Macon State Park visitor center. Also enjoy live music by Gumbo Lily and fun, hands-on activities for children. More than 20 organizations annually join together for the observance, which is free. The Aquarium continues its celebration with a week-long Party for the Planet through April 26, emphasizing green places and spaces. Look for helpful displays among the […]

Earth Fair OBX III

Earth Fair OBX III

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC April 2, 2014 – Celebrate this year’s Earth Day at the third annual OBX Earth Fair Saturday, April 26, at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, 850 NC 345, in Wanchese. A number of local organizations team up to provide an afternoon of family fun, featuring lots of  hands-on activities throughout the facility and on surrounding grounds. The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island brings Enviroscape, an interactive model for demonstrating how water can become polluted when it travels over land, streets, yards and through storm drains. The model also points out how our personal actions can affect the health of our oceans, sounds and waterways. Earth Day features an ongoing speaker series by local professionals and a […]

Summer Camp Registration, is now open!

Summer Camp Registration, is now open!

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC March 27, 2014 – Summer Camps at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island are where lasting friendships are made. Where fun and adventure go hand-in-hand. Sign your child or children up today:  Click here. Call 252-473-3494 ext. 232 if you have further questions.  

Bald Cypress Planted for Arbor Day

Bald Cypress Planted for Arbor Day

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC March 27, 2014 – Dunes of Dare Garden Club ladies helped the North Carolina NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Outreach Coordinator, Rhana Paris plant a bald cypress tree with NHES Kindergartners for Arbor Day last Friday. Working as a partner with and in our community, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

Room with a View for Loggerheads

Room with a View for Loggerheads

KURE BEACH, NC March 26, 2014 – A renovation and expansion of the sea turtle exhibit at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher offers juvenile loggerhead turtles a larger space to swim and grow and offers visitors a more engaging experience. The new display includes three areas: a life-sized bronze sea turtle sculpture perfect for family photo opportunities, a sea turtle swim area and a visual conservation message. Visitors can talk with an aquarium educator about sea turtles learning more about nesting behaviors, facts about the threatened animals and more. An education wall with conservation take-aways also encourages beach visitors to think about their own actions to protect sea turtles. Something as simple like filling in holes and sand castle […]

Butterflies Land at the Aquarium

Butterflies Land at the Aquarium

KURE BEACH, NC March 25, 2014 – A new exhibit takes flight this spring at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Unlike many at the popular attraction, this experience does not include scales or fins. Yet, it continues the Aquarium’s mission of inspiring conservation and appreciation of the natural world. Visitors to the new Butterfly Bungalow delight in the beauty of hundreds of exotic butterflies from around the world. Through the encounter, guests gain a better understanding of the importance of butterflies and other insect pollinators. “The Butterfly Bungalow and garden offers guests a wonderful, immersive experience,” said Aquarium Director Peggy Sloan. “You can’t help but smile when a butterfly floats by or lands on your shoulder. We hope it […]

Brooke Wilson, AmeriCorp member, joins staff

Brooke Wilson, AmeriCorp member, joins staff

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC March 24, 2014 – Brooke Wilson, a native North Carolinian, was born and raised in Greensboro. She attended NC State University and graduated last July with a degree in zoology. Brooke has worked as a volunteer and intern with variety of conservation groups over the last 9 years , beginning as a docent at the Natural Science Center in Greensboro. She also worked as an intern at the Piedmont Wildlife Center in Durham and the Manatee Rehab facility at the Tampa Florida Zoo. Currently Brooke,  an AmeriCorps member,  is working with the Aquarium’s education team and presenting daily educational programs. Her stay will last for seven months, as she joins the staff in promoting the Aquarium’s mission […]

Hunt Is On At The Aquarium

Hunt Is On At The Aquarium

KURE BEACH, NC March 21, 2014 – Bunnies may be hopping down the trail soon, but alligators are on a roll at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The annual Alligator Egg Hunt offers children a chance to learn, create and play this spring. Aquarium educators introduce children to a live baby alligator and share fun facts about these amazing reptiles found in North Carolina. Kids will also create their own special alligator egg basket. Then the hunt is on for candy-filled eggs in the Aquarium’s garden. The Alligator Egg Hunt is recommended for children ages 3-10 and limited space is available. Children ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dates and times are as follows: Saturday, […]

Seafood Series a locals favorite!

Seafood Series a locals favorite!

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC Mar. 12, 2014 – Tantalize your taste buds with new recipes from the sea, presented by a local chef. Different seafood is featured at each session, with an emphasis on local Outer Banks seafood. Class participants receive biological information, copies of all recipes and a savory sample of each dish prepared. Ages: 12 and up BLACK PELICAN OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT & CATERING COMPANY Thursday, March 20, Noon Monday, April 14, Noon $23 per Person $18 for NC Aquarium Members Duration 2 Hours  

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Summer day camp registration opens 6 a.m. April 1

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Summer day camp registration opens 6 a.m. April 1

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Mar. 12, 2014 – No fooling – it’s time to register for summer day camps at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.  Online registration opens at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1. Registrations are accepted online only; phone requests cannot be processed. Camps often fill quickly so be ready – go to the program registration page and create a profile in advance. Campers enjoy outdoor adventures, behind-the-scenes action and hands-on activities. All camps run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee is $270 per camper – members pay $243. Payment is due upon registration. This summer brings a new camp just for the small fry – Sea Squirts for kids entering kindergarten and […]