The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education extols the virtue of viewing nature up close. The center includes a wildlife program for all ages such as fishing, crabbing and exploring the coastal ecosystem. Located in the Currituck Heritage Park, the Center has something for everyone.

A short film, Life by Water’s Rhythms, showcases wildlife of the northern Outer Banks.

The featured Currituck Sound Aquarium is alive with native fishes. Walk around the 8,000-gallon tank and enjoy the view.

Vintage decoys and sporting heritage exhibits feature one-of-a-kind artifacts and world-class decoys that are part of the culture and tell the story of the region’s water fowling heritage.

Stop in the Wild Store to take home a wildlife-oriented book, art, clothing or poster.

Check their program calendar and pre-register at or call (252) 453-0221.

Last admission is at 4:30 p.m.

Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

The center is universally accessible.

The center is closed on some state holidays. 


  • Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm


Educational Activities
Kid Friendly Activities
Nature Spots