We have some gorgeous work in the Spadefish Gallery. The large format, black-and-white photography of Mike Basher Gallery, depicting serene coastal landscapes, will be on display until the end of June. If you haven't see Basher's work yet, make a point to come view his show entitled "PULSE: water and our world." The art exhibit is free with admission or membership.

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The vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine mammal in the world, with fewer than 30 remaining. We're helping to spread the word about the smallest porpoise before they are extinct. You can help by donating at . Our director, Hap Fatzinger, was challenged by NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher to be PIED FOR A PORPOISE! Hap challenges Jennette's Pier , North Carolina Zoo, Duke University Marine...
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Michelle Gerrell
This Saturday, May 27, flock to the Big Rock Theater to get a close look at some impressive birds. The free-flight Bird's-Eye View highlights the unique features of owls, pelicans, vultures and other species. The audience can enjoy an extraordinary close encounters with these engaging creatures. Free with admission or membership.
This Saturday May 27 flock to the Big Rock Theater to get
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Happy World Turtle Day from all these turtle faces!
Happy World Turtle Day from all these turtle faces
Melissa Williams Walls
Taylor Davis
Jamie Fortner
Starting June 7, kids can have a fun night out at the Aquarium while parents have a fun night out on the town! The new program, Kids’ Night Out, will be held most Wednesdays from 6-10 p.m. this summer. Parents can drop their children off at the Aquarium for live animal interactions, a pizza dinner and snacks, a mini behind-the-scenes tour, and other activities. Registration is required and...
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Starting June 7 kids can have a fun night out at the

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores - Kids Night Out

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Aubree Otte
Dee McCreary
Rain gardens at the Aquarium serve an important role in conservation. Seemingly small and undistinguished, rain gardens help manage stormwater overflow with plants and soils that filter and slow down runoff.
Rain gardens at the Aquarium serve an important role in conservation Seemingly
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Help give penguins a new home! Today, for Endangered Species Day, help AZA build artificial nests for African penguins in South Africa and Namibia. #InvestInTheNest

African penguin nests have been destroyed because the guano these birds use to build their nests was collected and used as fertilizer, now they don't have the right type of place to build their home.

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Endangered Species Day is May 19. Learn about threats that different animals face each day and how you can help. You can also learn how AZA accredited facilities like the NC Aquariums are helping. [ Bit.ly Link ] The Association of Zoos and Aquariums #safewithin #endangeredspeciesday
Endangered Species Day is May 19 Learn about threats that different animals

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"Thank you," to all the fantastic volunteers who came out today to help plant marsh grass with us, the North Carolina Coastal Federation and Sound to Sea at the Trinity Center. Together, we were able to plant 2,000 plants!

This Living Shoreline Project is a great way to see conservation in action. These plants help reduce shoreline erosion and create habitats for marine life.

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We have a new Fun and Learning page for children on our website. Read the NC Aquariums Unite for Literacy books, get to know a new animal each month, and learn different things you can do to help save animals.
We have a new Fun and Learning page for children on our

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Happy Mother's Day! We hope all the moms out there had a great day! Did you know a loggerhead sea turtle mom can lay 80-120 eggs per nest and can lay between one and seven nests per nesting season? A female hawksbill sea turtle can lay up to 200 eggs per nest!
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We love to see pollinators outside the Aquarium! Pollinating animals such as bees, help move pollen from flower to flower which leads to fertilization and successful seed and fruit production for plants. Planting native plants provide food and habitat for pollinators.
We love to see pollinators outside the Aquarium Pollinating animals such as
You otter believe we're ready for the weekend!
You otter believe we're ready for the weekend
Christina Muravsky
Debbie Liddle
Tina Redding
These koi fish are getting an enrichment activity - the ball is filled with lettuce and provides a stimulating challenge for the fish.
Want to get a different perspective? Take a behind-the-scenes tour! Choose from five different tours. Follow the link to reserve your spot: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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When you share books - readers grow! We wrote an e-book with Unite for Literacy! The book, "Sophie's Rescue," is about the journey of a loggerhead sea turtle hatchling. You can read "Sophie's Rescue" and the other NC Aquariums books at Unite for Literacy
When you share books readers grow We wrote an ebook with Unite

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Did you know rain gardens help keep our local waterways clean and healthy? Learn about this and more during the NC Cooperative Extension's Rain Garden Workshop on May 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Aquarium!

Call the Extension office at (252) 222-6352 or send an email to snbanks@ncsu.edu to register for this workshop.
Did you know rain gardens help keep our local waterways clean and
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Our very first group of Aquarium Teen Ambassadors graduated Saturday! Our Teen Ambassadors dedicated two Saturdays a month, from last October to this May, to the program. They learned about the diverse marine life along our coast, grew stronger public speaking skills, took an active role in protecting species and habitats and became more confident in their abilities as environmental advocates....
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Our very first group of Aquarium Teen Ambassadors graduated Saturday Our Teen
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And... They're off! #KentuckyDerby #DreamingOfSeahorses
And They're off KentuckyDerby DreamingOfSeahorses
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Sally Hamilton
Rachel Reavis
Looking for a chance to give back to the community? Join us, the North Carolina Coastal Federation and Sound to Sea at the Trinity Center for a marsh grass planting project!

Planting marsh grass helps protect the shoreline from erosion and makes homes for small fish and other animals.

Event is May 16 from 10 a.m.-noon. Registration is required.
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