North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

1 Roosevelt Blvd
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
(252) 247-4003
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm


  • The otters enjoy putting on a playful show to delight visitors of all ages. Be sure to also stop and see the sea turtles, including Nimbus, a unique little loggerhead named for his golden coloring.
  • Look into the membership - its good not only for the aquarium, but for lots of zoos around the country. If you visit more than one zoo/aquarium a year, it might be worth it.
  • Great aquarium, the shipwreck tank was nice. The otters (when not sleeping) and loggerhead turtles were the highlights. $8 for an adult is not expensive and a good deal compare to others.
  • Wonderful way to spend a day. Well worth the admission price. Wonderful small group tours, but reserve early on website they fill up fast! We did the otter tour last summer!
  • Take a picture in the crab!! lol
  • $8/adults. $6/kids 3-12. Kids < 3 free. The otters are a blast for kids and the live dive at 2:30p followed by daily 3p feedings are great for everyone. Make sure to stop by before u leave the island
  • We had so much fun and it really wasn't to pricey!
  • Watch out for visitors taking pictures right in front of your face.
  • The otters and sharks were our kids' favorites and the FREE admission with our Zoo membership was mine!! Great aquarium...definitely worth seeing!
  • I was very let down by the penguin exhibit :(
  • Otters, sea turtles, sharks, and aquarium life abound at this expensive, but well done, aquarium. (Dieting? Beware the siren call of the Dairy Queen/Orange Julius at the exit door.)
  • Nice mid-sized aquarium with free wifi.
  • Free entry if you have an NC Zoo annual pass!
  • Admission is very reasonable (11.95 military).
  • great facilities
  • You can get snacks for hangry children and adults at the Dairy Queen that's part of the building.
  • Otters and snakes
  • A good rattlesnake exhibir
  • Amazing and beautiful aquarium! Love visiting everything and just about an hour's worth of looking! You can pet stingrays and there is even a Dairy Queen stand outside!
  • Everything.

Nearby places

2203 E Fort Macon Rd
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
144 Shore Dr