Make your fishing wishes come true with our Surf Fishing Workshop, Oct. 11-13. Instruction covers rods, reels, weights, line, tackle, knots, bait, fish identification, catch-and-release, cast netting, reading the surf, locating fish from the beach and caring for your catch. The weekend culminates with a fishing expedition to Cape Lookout National Seashore. Registration required. Members discount available.
Join the Aquarium and other AZA accredited zoos and aquariums across the nation as we celebrate the mighty yet endangered sawfish! Children can learn different ways they can help not only sawfish, but also other animals found in North Carolina and across the globe. International Sawfish Day is Oct. 17. The Aquarium will have free activities and crafts throughout the day.
On Oct. 30, the Aquarium offers some pint-sized Halloween fun for little ones at the Preschool Pumpkin Patch. This fall fest includes photo-ops for those cute costumes, plus carnival-style games, life-sized characters, and other fun. Offered 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $4 per person in addition to admission or membership.