From the mountains to the sea… Feel the spray of a mountain waterfall. Watch river otters play. Touch a stingray. Look a shark in the eye. See a rare white sea turtle. Thousands of aquatic animals take you on a journey from the state's grand peaks to the open Atlantic, much as a raindrop makes its way to the ocean. The Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm.