The Outer Banks has an undeniable connection to the ocean. How can you not when the ocean is right at your back door? The NC Aquarium is excited to join in the global celebration of World Oceans Day on Friday, June 8, with a day of activities, games, crafts for kids, and educational opportunities.

What do you like to eat for lunch? Fish? Sure! Clams? Perhaps! What about mice? Hmmm….maybe not! But for the animals at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, mice or other creatures found in the wild are part of a regular healthy menu. Each day, guests can watch staff feed animals at the aquari…

Calling all watermen, fishermen and sirens! Join us on our beautiful Soundside Pier at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island to practice your fishing skills to reel in a big one and learn about Actinopterygii, or ray-finned fishes, that swim around the Outer Banks.

Through Sept. 4, guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island can wander into prehistory to find five species of life-sized dinosaurs along the winding paths of the aquarium’s Nature Trail. They move, they roar, and they’re ready to meet you.

Through Sept. 4, guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island can wander into prehistory to find five species of life-sized dinosaurs along the winding paths of the aquarium’s Nature Trail. They move, they roar, and they’re ready to meet you:

This summer, the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is giving a big welcome to some BIG visitors. From May 26 through Sept. 4, aquarium guests can wander into prehistory to find five species of life-sized dinosaurs along the winding paths of the aquarium’s Nature Trail. They move, they roar, and …

If the sand and sun are too hot to handle, or if you just want to explore the waters like the Outer Banks' early Native American tribes, kayak rentals — as well as guided kayak tours — are a call or click away. Many equipment rental companies offer kayak delivery.