Within walking distance of both the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and the Whalehead Club, the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education is well-worth a quick visit while visiting either of the two neighboring Corolla, North Carolina attractions. This completely free activity combines area history and wildlife education into one building.
Both children and adults will enjoy perusing around the many well put together wildlife and decoy exhibits. Visitors will also enjoy the Center for Education`s 8,000-gallon indoor aquarium that houses an assortment of saltwater fish. And the younger audience in your party will certainly enjoy the opportunity to feed the fish! It`s also worth the trip to the North Carolina Aquarium in Manteo, NC and Jennette``s Pier if you`re interested in seeing a larger indoor body of water.
Also, be sure to check out one of the frequently rotating short films at the building`s auditorium. The motion pictures are well done and contain a wealth of information about the history of wildlife on the OBX. On your way out, stop by the gift shop and peruse through their array of gifts and souvenirs, some items in the store you won`t find elsewhere on the Outer Banks.
Visitors can also sign-up for one of the many free programs or classes offered to both children and adults. This is a perfect attraction to check out after visiting the nearby lighthouse and also a great way to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day.
Hours of Operation: Open Daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE Admission!