One a recent visit to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we had to opportunity to visit The Aquarium in Manteo with the friends we were there with. Of course we had to get eaten by the Great White at the door...lol
They even have a sea turtle hospital the kids can play in. They would take a plastic turtle and go through the steps from diagnosis, to treatment and then recovery.
Touch tank...Caty just wasn't sure about touching a starfish.
The favorite part of this trip was definitely the turtle hospital. Both girls loved playing in there.
If you get a chance and you are in the Outer Banks, we highly recommend a visit to the North Carolina Aquarium - Manteo.