Outer Banks aquariums don’t just keep the fish happy – they offer fun activities and learning opportunities for all ages too. You can enjoy the usual aquarium activities of peering through the glass at the fish, oooing and ahhing at the sea turtles or watching the stingrays sweep across the tank. Check out the replica of the Civil War ironclad, the USS Monitor. Walk among life-size dinosaurs in the summer. Test out your fishing skills on the North Carolina Aquarium-owned Jennette’s Pier, where bait and tackle is sold, or just stand and gaze upon the roaring Atlantic Ocean. Look into additional activities by getting behind the scenes. You can register to go shark diving, feed some critters or even dissect a squid! Outer Banks aquariums also offer a variety of summer camps that will give the kids fresh air, hands-on interactions with the animals and the opportunity to learn about species on the coast. Check out the listings below to see what fun activities at Outer Banks aquariums are available during your visit.
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