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N.C. Aquarium Holds Fairy Day March 11

Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents” combines creativity, imagination and education during a fairy-themed day at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores on Saturday, March 11 (Photo contributed).
Pine Knoll Shores

Wands, wings and magical things come together Saturday, March 11 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Fairies, elves, imps, gnomes, wizards, sea monsters, storybook creatures and other mythical characters are invited to a magical day of imagination and education for the day themed “Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents.”

“Our Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents event is truly magical,” Aquarium Educator Meredith Heaton Bruhn said. “It’s an event where everyone dresses up and has a blast, through fun crafts, programs and storytelling.”

The enchantment is free with admission or membership. Costumes are optional but encouraged to add to the fun. Children’s activities for both girls and boys are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include opportunities to build fairy houses from pine cones, shells and other natural materials. Children can search for fairy and mermaid doors hidden throughout the Aquarium and make their own door to take home. Discover your fairy or gnome name and decorate your own fanciful wand to take home.

Also enjoy a pretend sea serpent in the Living Shipwreck during the dive shows. The daily Creature Connections turn into theatrical fairy tales starring live animals in whimsical, Aquarium-style interpretations of favorite fables.

Though “Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents” focuses on make-believe beings, it inspires a closer look at real animals and their environment by connecting creativity and imagination to nature. Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents combines education and imagination into a magical day of activities.