Our new Nature Play adventure, “For the Birds,” gives visitors a peek into the lives of birds that call the Outer Banks home. Located on the Nature Trail, this interactive, outdoor exhibit features educational stations that invite children of all ages to mimic behaviors of our feathery friends. Included with regular admission!
Did you know? We offer exciting and educational outdoor programs during the summer. Want to paddle in a kayak along the shore? We’ve got a program for that! Never dropped a line to go fishing or crabbing, but you’ve always wanted to? We’ve got programs for that, too! Check the schedule to see if there’s an outdoor adventure waiting for you. Fees apply.
We're proud to say, the four North Carolina Aquarium locations were collectively named as among the best aquariums in North America in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards! Thanks to everyone who cast a ballot for the North Carolina Aquariums!