The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Historic Corolla offers great educational programs all year long that focus on the theme of exploring coastal North Carolina’s natural history and heritage. The daily free programs teach participants about such topics as birding, sound ecology, ocean ecology, animal tracking, sea turtles, fishing and much more. Advanced registration is required for all programs. They are happy to work with schools and groups; just contact the program coordinator to schedule your visit. Permanent exhibits focus on conservation, waterfowl and hunting heritage, natural history, local heritage, ecology and fishing. Highlights of the exhibits are an aquarium and real-life marsh exhibit. The 22,000-square-foot building houses an auditorium with a video program, an exhibit hall, classrooms and a gift shop. The location of the center is on the sound between Whalehead and Currituck Beach Lighthouse. All are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but are closed on Sundays year round.
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