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The Hatteras Island Ocean Center is a place for EVERYBODY to enjoy the ocean and wetlands, play, learn, and have fun.

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.

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