Seasonal Crafts, Santa Paws, and More for the Season! 🎅🐾

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December 2022


Bring your creative ideas and incorporate natural items from the sea into a grapevine wreath for decorative use year round, or highlight your wreath with winter holiday accents. We will provide one wreath per person, shells, moss, ribbon, dried flowers, and other maritime castoffs. We encourage you to bring in special shells or other treasures to personalize your wreath. This is a family fun event for ages 8 and up.

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The season of giving is here! Help us support the Outer Banks SPCA by bringing wish list items to the Aquarium when you visit. Bring a full-size bag of pet food from the SPCA'S requested list to receive a discount on your Aquarium admission. The annual Santa Paws drive runs December 1 through December 31. Check our social media and website for the SPCA's most requested items and make the season merry for those awaiting their "furever" homes.


Winter is a perfect time to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the Aquarium! If you've ever wondered how the animals in our 285,000-gallon Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit are fed, check out Shark Bites! Just want to see the Aquarium through the eyes of our animal experts? Take a peek on our Shark Exhibit Tour.

Tour schedules and reservation options can be found online.


With cold-stun season arriving, the STAR Center can always use support! Stuff the turtles' stockings by becoming a Sea Turtle Star.

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