Science & Nature

Corolla Wild Horse Museum

Built in the early 1900`s, this historic landmark was the first unified Corolla school created by the Currituck County School system and was open through the late 1950`s. The schoolhouse has since been restored and is home to the non-profit Corolla Wild Horse Fund administrative offices, a free interactive wild horse museum, and a wild horse gift shop. All proceeds from the gift shop benefit the care of the wild horses. Located in the heart of the Historic Village the Corolla School House and Corolla Wild Horse Museum is open year round from Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun educational activities for children are offered in the summer including a gentled wild mustang to pet. There is no admission fee for the museum and nominal fees for children`s programs. Corolla Wild Horses For more than 400 years, the small, swift and sturdy Corolla Wild Horses have run free on the Currituck Outer Banks. These beautiful Spanish mustangs can still be seen roaming the beaches. Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 520B Old Stoney Rd, Corolla, NC
Phone: (252) 453-8002

Currituck Banks National Estuarine Preserve

A great activity for nature lovers and hikers, the Reserve Access Trail takes visitors into the marshy areas of Currituck County. Identify the various types of flora indigenous to the area; the trail is ideal for birdwatchers, too. As this is protected land, no hunting or fishing is allowed, but it is worth the visit to see a part of the Outer Banks in its natural beauty.
Location: Corolla, NC
Phone: (252) 261-8891

Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

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!

Location: 1160 Village Lane, Corolla, NC
Phone: (252) 453-0221

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