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Hatteras Island Ocean Center

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The Ocean Center provides a wide variety of recreational and educational activities for people of all ages.They offer exhibits, special programs and events, as well as an easy put-in for kayaks and SUPs - a great way to experience the wetlands and coastal forest. They will teach you how to kayak or SUP if it's your first time. They are just a short paddle away from Sandy Bay and The Slash.

At the Ecology Park, you can learn all about Hatteras Island through an interactive museum and outside via their marsh walk and nature trails. Or go crabbing right of the Ocean Center's docks - this is a fun experience for everyone!

Some of the programs offered by The Ocean Center:

  • Birding
  • Kayak Nature Tours
  • Crabbing
  • Sea Turtle Talk
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Bike History Tour

The Ocean Center offers easy parking and is walking distance to Hatteras Village. Visit their website to learn more about programs and museum hours, and check them out on your next Hatteras visit!