North Carolina Aquarium


NC Aquarium hosts Pine Knoll Shores National Night Out Aug. 5

*UPDATE: The Town of Pine Knoll Shores has CANCELLED National Night Out scheduled for tonight in the parking lot of the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores due to weather conditions. This applies only to the Pine Knoll Shores event. The Aquarium will close as usual at 5 p.m. […]


Dine with Dr. Dino July 19-20 at NC Aquarium

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 9, 2014 – Dr. Dino brings his passion for paleontology and some of his fossilized finds to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores on July 19-20, in conjunction with the summer Dinosaur Adventure exhibit. Dr. Dino, a.k.a. Chris DeLorey and the education director […]


Jurassic Sand Sculpture at NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores

Jurassic Sand Sculpture Greets Aquarium Visitors PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC June 23, 2014 – When it comes to family fun at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Sandy Feat artists think big. Really big. The famed sand sculptors molded 16 tons of sand into a unique depiction of dinosaurs. […]


NC Aquarium Way-Back Wednesdays look at the distant past

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC June 11, 2014 – After you’ve seen the bygone beasts of Dinosaur Adventure at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, come inside for another peek at the prehistoric past with Way-back Wednesdays, themed around ancient animals. Activities every Wednesday through Aug. 27 focus on […]


NC Aquarium bird show sends spirits soaring

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC June 11, 2014 – Bring the flock for family fun at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores with Winging It – Birds in Flight. The ticketed program stars native raptors and water birds, some of which soar overhead in Big Rock Theater in response […]


Albino Alligator Makes a Move

KURE BEACH, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – A toothy resident of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher moved to new digs in mid-February and acquired a few new roommates, too. Luna, an albino alligator, still makes her home at the popular attraction, but now resides in the habitat traditionally reserved […]


N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher recognized as Green Travel Attraction

KURE BEACH, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is recognized as a green travel attraction by the NC GreenTravel Initiative.  The Aquarium received the highest level of recognition, a three dogwood flower rating,  for its commitment to the environment and conservation. From utilities to purchasing, education […]


Get Hooked at NC Aquarium Fishing School March 8

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Feb. 19, 2014 – Reel in some insider tips and new techniques with the Get Hooked Fishing School at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The one-day course on Saturday, March 8, features presentations from the pros on many topics and types of fishing. […]


Whale of a Weekend

KURE BEACH, NC Feb. 15, 2014 – The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts the second annual Whale of a Weekend 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2. Dive into the wonderful world of whales and dolphins through hands-on education stations to engage visitors of all ages. Explore […]