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At the Aquarium
special programs and recurring weekly programs add to
the fun and education opportunities at the NC Aquarium
at Pine Knoll Shores. Some require advance registration
and additional fees, and programs fill up quickly. For more
information or to register for the programs below, call the aquarium at 247-4003.
Online registration is easy at ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
Fairy Day, March 11,9 a.m.-5 p.m. Put on some wings, a dash of glitter and
let your imagination fly during this year’s annual fairy day, “From Fairies to Sea
Serpents.” Build fairy and gnome houses on the nature trail, search for mermaid
and fairy doors around the aquarium and make your own magic wand. Add to the
fun and come dressed as a fairy, gnome, sea serpent or another mythical character;
costumes are encouraged but not required. The program is free with admission or
Get Hooked Fishing School, March 18,8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Experts in a variety
of fishing techniques present workshops throughout the day. Six sessions of
instruction, plus prize drawings, giveaways and a catered lunch are included. All
sessions are at the aquarium. The fee is $60 ($54 for aquarium members).
“Winter Waterhirds” art exhibit. Through the end of March in the Spadefish
Art Gallery. This new exhibit by artist Rosemary Kramer features hand-colored
photography of water birds. The photographs were taken in the waterways of
Morehead City and Beaufort from a shallow water skiff, which allowed the artist
access to many different coastal areas. The exhibit is free with admission or
Succulent Seafood. Mondays, 2-4 p.m. Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare
fresh local seafood with a flourish. Sessions are held at the host restaurant and
include a taste test. Ages 12 and up, $15.
Behind the Scenes—Shark Snack. Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Visit
food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of
the Living Shipwreck and watch staff aquarists feed the sharks. Ages 5 and up, $20.
Toddler Time. Wednesdays, 9:30-10:20 a.m. & 10:30-11:20 a.m. Bring your little
ones for a special time together enjoying stories, crafts, songs, puppets and animal
encounters. Free with admission and registration is not required. Different themes
and animal topics offered each week.
Behind the Scenes—Aquarium at a Glance. Wednesdays, Thursdays and
Sundays, 12-12:45 p.m. Visit animal food preparation areas, animal holding areas and
labs and get a look at the Living Shipwreck exhibit from above. Ages 5 and up, $12.
Behind the Scenes—Aquarium Close Encounters. Saturdays, 2-3:30 p.m. Visit
labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this
thorough behind-the-scenes tour that includes a look at the Living Shipwreck from
above. Ages 8 and up, $20.
Non-emergent EMERGENCY patients can now
wait at HOME rather than in the ED waiting area.'
InQuicker Online Check-In allows non-emergent
patients to sign in through our website and wait at
home rather than come straight to the Emergency
The new service can be found at:
www.CarteretHealth.org and www.CarteretER.org.
This is one way we
have listened to
our patients and
are adding services
to improve their
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