The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores was unexpectedly closed today (Tuesday) due to cooling issues. The building’s chiller controls building and habitat temperatures. Mechanical issues with the chiller made normal operations unsafe to open to the public. The Aquariums’s staff is monitoring habitat water temperatures and is implementing safety protocols as needed. A re-open date and time has not yet been set.
UPDATE -- The Aquarium re-opened Friday, July 26.