The Aquariums were established in 1976 to promote an awareness, understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the diverse natural and cultural resources associated with North Carolina’s ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams, and other aquatic environments. Visit All Three. Roanoke Island: 374 Airport Road, Manteo, NC, 27954, Toll Free: 1-866-332-3475, Pine Knoll Shores: 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512, Toll Free: 1-866-294-3477, and Fort Fisher: 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC, 28449, Toll Free: 1-866-301-3476.
We love the aquariums! We bought a family membership for the year and the cost was only a few dollars more than regular admission. This membership allows my family free admission to all of the aquariums located in NC as well as the NC zoo for one year!! The aquarium in Pine Knolls Shore has a sand castle display every summer during July, when they have the sand castle festival. Those are amazing enough on their own to warrant a trip! Eveyr aquarium has something to offer and no matter which one you visit you will enjoy the trip!
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