Aquarium Fall Favorites

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October 2022


Bring your little ones to the Aquarium for some Halloween thrills and chills during Preschool Pumpkin Patch. The event held Friday, October 28 is geared for younger visitors. Enjoy great photo opportunities with familiar characters, check out specially decorated Halloween areas. Festive activities include take-home crafts, games, and a small pumpkin patch. Tickets for the event are per person in addition to regular admission and membership.


On your next visit to the Aquarium this fall, you can help track the changes of ghost forests during a community science project. All you need is your cell phone!

We're participating with other Department of Natural and Cultural Resources sites in installing a CHRONOLOGY MONITORING STATION to collect habitat data changes over time, and to assess climate change impacts on our site.

You'll notice a cell phone mounting station on our marsh boardwalk. All you have to do is place your cell phone in the station, take a picture, and email it to Chronolog.

You can help document the forest over time at the Aquarium and at NC State University, the Museum of Life and Science, Bald Head Island Conservancy, Hammock’s Beach and Fort Macon, all which have Chronolog photo stations.


Say “hello” to Boone! We’re thrilled to introduce this adorable striped skunk as our newest animal ambassador. Named after the North Carolina mountain town where striped skunks can be found, look for Boone and his caretaker on the marsh boardwalk during informal, unscheduled training sessions. We hope to have scheduled education programs with this charismatic fluff ball soon and will post an official schedule when we have it. Until then, we’ll share photos and behind the scenes videos of Boone.

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