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NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores offers Homeschool Day Sept. 10

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Sept. 4, 2015 – The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores invites homeschool families to enjoy a day of educational programs and activities on Homeschool Day, Sept. 10. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. This year’s theme is “The Ocean […]


NC Aquarium holiday camps Jan. 19-20

NC Aquarium camps enhance January school break PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Jan. 9, 2015 – Camps at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores combine fun and learning into wintertime adventures for children in grades 2-6 during the January school holidays. Two sessions are offered, geared to different age […]


NC Aquariums – Ask the Aquarium – mole crabs

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC August 18, 2014: Q. My kids like catching those little gray, bug-like things in the sand where the waves break on the beach. Sometimes we find them and sometimes we don’t. We’ve heard them called sand fleas. Can you tell us what they are? A. Those […]


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. […]


Shark Week July 27 – Aug. 2 at NC Aquarium

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 25, 2014 – Sink your teeth into fun and facts all about sharks during Shark Week July 27-Aug. 2 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Family-friendly programs, activities, crafts and displays portray the truth about these often misunderstood creatures, their essential role […]


Ask the Aquarium: What do shrimp eat?

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 23, 2014 Q. What do shrimp eat? A. Shrimp are omnivores and scavengers, meaning they eat most anything. Like lobsters, crayfish and crabs, shrimp are crustaceans with segmented bodies, jointed legs, eyes on stalks and hard exteriors. All crustaceans must molt to grow, and some, […]


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 […]