You might glimpse them throughout May, but come visit our bald eagles on Memorial Day weekend for the official opening of their habitat, Eagle Landing! The first bald eagle to arrive at the Aquarium came from the Cape Fear Raptor Center, in Rocky Point. She is a juvenile who had both wings amputated near the wrist after flying into a power line. The second, an adult female from TreeHouse Wildlife Center in Dow, Illinois, had her left wing amputated just above the elbow after being found with an irreparable injury. Learn about them and their tremendous story.
Take a guided hike through the trails of Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area, during Migratory Bird Day and learn about the different migratory birds found within the old-growth maritime forest, May 11.
Wise up about owls and other native raptors and water birds with Bird’s-Eye View, beginning Saturday, May 25. The daily free-flight show offers a close look at some impressive birds. Free with admission or membership.
On Memorial Day, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will host Sea Stars and Stripes as a salute to active military and their families. The event, held 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26, is specifically designed for currently serving military with young children.