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However, the Aquarium encourages visitors to return the favor by bringing donations for Martha’s Mission Cupboard. The local food pantry helps many families through hard times all year long, and is especially busy during the holiday season.
Cereal, peanut butter, powdered milk, canned fruit and vegetables, dried beans, rice, saltines and other staples are particularly in demand. Please check the expiration dates to assure food items can be used. Aquarium staff will collect and deliver the donations.
Donations are not required for free admission on Veterans Day. The Aquarium is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and dive presentations, live animal programs and feeding demonstrations are scheduled as usual throughout the day.
Regular admission policies resume Nov. 12 – $8 for ages 13-61; $7 ages 62 and up; $6 ages 3-12; no charge for ages two and under and members of the North Carolina Aquarium Society. The Aquarium is five miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. See the Pine Knoll Shores section of www.ncaquariums.com for more information or to buy tickets and register for programs online, or call 252-247-4003.
Editor’s note: The above is a press release from the N.C. Aquariums.