Celebrate winter at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Published 11:03 pm Sunday, January 23, 2022

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The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island has announced a wondrous winter celebration with its annual Winter Carnival and everyone is invited. Winter Carnival will be held Saturday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.”

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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 following online ticketing system link: reservations.ncaquariums.com/roanokeisland/Info.aspx?EventID=10