Winter Camps and Events ❄️ 🏕️

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November 2022


The Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Otherwise, the Aquarium is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. throughout the holiday season - including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The on-site Gift Shop and the online Gift Shop offer unique souvenirs that make excellent holiday gifts. Other gift options include the Adopt-An-Animal program where individuals can “adopt” one of six popular animals including an eagle, otter, sea turtle, or shark, which will help feed and care for an animal for the year.

Another option is to give a gift that will offer incredible experiences and a lifetime of fun memories. A range of annual Aquarium Membership options, including individual and family packages, are available. Members receive free regular admission to all three North Carolina Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, along with discounts on Aquarium programs, events and in the Gift Shop, and discounted reciprocal admission to over 150 other AZA zoos and aquariums across the country.


Winter camps for grades 2-6 at the Aquarium merge fun and learning into wintertime adventures for children during the holiday break. Participants enjoy outdoor activities, animal interactions, discovery labs, and behind-the-scenes action. The following dates are camps and themes.

Dec. 28—Scaly Skins camp theme

Dec. 29—Fur and Feathers camp theme

Dec. 30Cold-Blooded Critters camp theme

Jan. 162023 - Sea Turtle Camp


Holiday magic comes to the Aquarium Saturday, December 10 during Santa by the Sea. Participants will enjoy holiday decorations, special ornaments, crafts, and sweet treats. Event tickets are needed in addition to general admission or membership tickets for the day. Both are online only.

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