Outer Banks Aquariums

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.


Outer Banks Things To Do by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Things To Do by Category

Jennette's Pier

Outer Banks Aquariums
7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5, Nags Head
(252) 255-1501

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is a star attraction on the Outer Banks, drawing anglers with its 1,000-foot-long pier or visitors who simply want to walk out and watch surfers riding the waves, passing boats, sea turtles and dolphins swimming, pelicans flying overhead and much more. From world-class fishing to educational programs and fun summer camps and programs, Jennette’s offers something for everyone. The space... read more

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is a star attraction on the Outer Banks, drawing anglers... read more