Hatteras Island Ocean Center, Hatteras

4.6
#2 of 8 in Museums in Hatteras Island
The Ocean Center provides a wide variety of recreational and educational activities for people of all ages. With plenty of parking and within walking distance of central Hatteras Village, the Ocean Center is a wonderful resource for visitors and residents, a destination for day-trippers, and a stopover for travelers to and from Ocracoke Island.

Please come view the exhibits, experience the wetlands and coastal forest, attend our programs and events, and use our ocean access. www.hioceancenter.org.

The Ocean Center is a part of the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway which stretches across North Carolina’s Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, Down East and the Pamlico Sound. www.outerbanksscenicbyway.org.
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  • Just got off the 2 hour morning kayak tour with Jake and Tyler as our guides. My kids are 12 and 9. We all really enjoyed it and probably their favorite part was the beach stop mid way where we saw bi...  more »
  • Fun time saw hermit crabs birds and rays ... good tour would have liked to try other offers at the center but Mother Nature brought some rain on our trip  more »
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  • What an incredible place! There are a lot of students here from Hampden-Sydney college that provide you with excellent cremation and top-level engagement services especially for kids. stop by and try one of their programs if you're down here on vacation or just looking for something to do on a day that's too hot or too rainy they have some really incredible options. What a gift!
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