NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island retires Trick or Treat Under the Sea

Published 8:23 am Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island has announced that Trick or Treat Under the Sea, its annual Halloween event, is being retired. “The decision came after much deliberation by aquarium staff and management,” according to a press release, “and though the annual spook fest will be missed by many, there are some new and fun events on the horizon.”

“When we began Trick or Treat Under the Sea 17 years ago, there wasn’t much in the way of local community events around Halloween,” said visitor services coordinator Jennifer Gamiel. “Now there are so many more options on the Outer Banks for families to choose from, and even downtown Manteo has become a trick-or-treating hot spot.”

The aquarium is currently looking at other special event possibilities that can appeal to visitors and residents alike.

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“We want to bring some fresh, new ideas to the table,” said events coordinator Cheryl Gross. “The aquarium and its grounds have all sorts of potential and we are developing some fun surprises for the future.”

The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island expressed thanks for all the community support, aquarium staff, volunteers and exhibitors that made Trick or Treat Under the Sea possible for almost two decades. For updates on aquarium happenings, go to or follow the aquarium on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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