Celebrate Winter at The North Carolina Aquarium On Roanoke Island

By on January 24, 2022

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

UPDATE: Our Winter Carnival scheduled for this Saturday, January 29, has been postponed to Saturday, February 5 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is excited to announce a wondrous winter celebration with our annual Winter Carnival, and everyone is invited!  Come join in the celebration and learn about how animals adapt in cold weather environments as staff help visitors celebrate the season with fun crafts, games, hot cocoa, and winter-themed activities!

Winter Carnival activities will include story time, creature features with live animals, ornament making and other craft stations, a narwhal ring toss game, and hands-on winter sensory activities.

“We are very excited to host our winter carnival again this year,” said Laura Hensley, Education Curator at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. “It is a great opportunity for guests young and old to celebrate and learn more about the incredible winter season and how animals use their adaptations to survive during colder months. Winter Carnival is truly a magical event that also helps guests to learn about more about how animals prepare for the winter season.”

Winter Carnival is included with a regular admission ticket. Advanced reservations are required for the general public and NC Aquarium members and can be made at the online ticketing system link below.

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island Ticketing


About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources 

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

 NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.




County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.

Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.


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