North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

1 Roosevelt Blvd.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512- Map It
Phone: (252) 247-4003

AAA Editor Notes

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is within the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area, 5 mi. w. of Atlantic Beach on SR 58N at 1 Roosevelt Blvd. As visitors enter the building they encounter a 32-foot waterfall. Five of the state's aquatic zones are represented in the aquarium, which is designed around the theme &#8220;From the Mountains to the Sea.&#8221; The main exhibit, Living Shipwreck, presents a view of sea turtles, sharks, groupers and other large fish swimming through the wreckage of a sunken German WWII submarine replica.</br>Additional features include Queen Anne's Revenge, a replica of a marine community amid the debris of an 18th-century shipwreck, and a river otter exhibit complete with feeding programs.</br></br>
Memorial Day-Labor Day $12.95; $11.95 (ages 62+ and military with ID); $10.95 (ages 3-12). Rest of year $10.95; $9.95 (ages 62+ and military with ID); $8.95 (ages 3-12); free (ages 0-2 and to all on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Veterans Day).
Hours: Daily 9-5. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.