Penguins are coming to the Crystal Coast!

Real Estate Agent with Pine Knoll Shores Realty NCRE# 242843
 Penguins are Coming to the Crystal Coast!

Just in case the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores, NC wasn't cool enough..... Penguins will be taking up residence there in May.   That ought to cool things off just in time for summer! To celebrate, the Aquarium is hosting a Pre-Penguin Party on Saturday, March 10th, 2012. The event will take place from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, and kids under 12 who are dressed like a penguin, will receive free admission.  Kids in costume will also have the opportunity to enter their name in a drawing for "Ribbon Cutting Honors" when the penguins finally arrive.   Fun & cool stuff will be going on all day throughout the aquarium: Meet a Pelican and learn how they relate to the Penguin, particpate in "Penguin Puzzler" Jeopardy, get artsy with penguin crafts and hands on activities, show off your best penguin walk in the "Wonderful Waddle" Competition, and more.  The fun is not just limited to kids, but also to the Kids at heart. Adults &teens who dress up as penguins, will get admission for the kids rate of $6.00.

So, come join the fun on March 10th and help our wonderful Aquarium celebrate the coming of four African Penguins!  For more information about the Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores and the Pre-Penguin Party, visit

Pre-Penguin Party from NC Aquarium on Vimeo.

Comments (14)

Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

Aw that sounds so cute! I hope you get a great turn out and I bet the penguins will love their new home.

Mar 07, 2012 06:10 AM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Amy, love the video, so cute. Will you be in costume too?

Mar 07, 2012 06:13 AM
Jon Eliason
EXIT Realty Advantage Pagosa, Pagosa Springs, Colorado - Pagosa Springs, CO

Amy ~ If I come visit, should I wear a Tux? Heck I already walk like that when I walk in the Winter...  :)

Mar 07, 2012 06:24 AM
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Bud & Beth - I think it's going to be a blast.  We don't have any Penguin costumes aroung the house, so we are gonna need to get creative :0)

Ellen - Isn't that video cute?  I don't have a costume.... Yet!  We'll see!

Jon - Heck yes.... A Tux would be perfect!  I'm guessing there will be one or two "Kids at heart" dressed in tuxes!  Do you really walk like that ;0)

Mar 07, 2012 06:28 AM
Don Williams
Keller Williams Realty - Lewes, DE

Nice article, and a fun read, when I am so tired of real estate for today, thanks!

Mar 07, 2012 06:32 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Penguins are my very favorite, so this looks like something that will be a LOT of fun.  And I LOVE how they are getting the kids involved.

Mar 07, 2012 08:08 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Amy, now that's something I'd love to see...adults & teen's dressed as Penguins...I wonder what the real Penguins will be thinking about that.  By the way I spoke with Marian a little earlier today...sounds like you guys are going to have a great time when you come to AL.

Mar 07, 2012 08:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Amy,

How cool!! And to think we traveled so far to see penguins:

Mar 07, 2012 11:09 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Amy, that should be a fun time, will we get a photo of you with your penguin suit?

Mar 07, 2012 11:26 AM
Thom Abbott |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

Ah Bummer...if you only you could of been their REALTOR!!!!

But exciting news indeed! I love those birds....and Morgan Freeman's voice along with them....

Mar 07, 2012 12:04 PM
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Don - Glad you got a break from Real Estate and glad I could help!

Mimi - Penguins are so cool!  Tanner is very excited about them coming to the beach!

Nick - Mom is so excited about the trip.  We typically only see our family once a year, and there are around 100 relatives at the reunion each year.  Thanks for helping us find a cabin :0)  

Dorie - Seeing the penguins the way you saw them.... Not quite the same ;0)  Still a little jealous of your most recent trip (green is my favorite color).  This is going to be fun too tho'......

Ed - I doubt you will see me in a costume!  No time to prepare!  But if I do dress up.... You'll see a pic ;0)

Thom - Maybe next time they relocate, they'll think of me!  I too love those birds.... and Morgan Freeman's voice along with them ;0)

Mar 07, 2012 07:05 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Amy, Penguins are a huge draw!  Our local Newport Aquarium expanded their penguin exhibit to help draw even more tourists.  They're fun to watch for sure.

Mar 07, 2012 07:46 PM
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Bliz - We are excited about the new members of the Aquarium Family.  Right now, our favorites are the otters, but I think the Penguins may give them a run for their money :0)  

Mar 07, 2012 08:17 PM
Jon Eliason
EXIT Realty Advantage Pagosa, Pagosa Springs, Colorado - Pagosa Springs, CO

Amy ~ LOL... I walk like that when it's really Icy.... :)

Mar 09, 2012 04:20 AM