Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in historic Corolla offers educational programs all year long that focus on the theme of exploring coastal North Carolina’s natural history and heritage. The free programs teach participants about such topics as fishing the sound, crabbing, sound sampling, fly tying, fish-printing and dragonfly hunting. Advanced registration is required for all programs. They are happy to work with schools and groups; just contact the program coordinator to schedule your visit. Permanent exhibits focus on conservation, waterfowl and hunting heritage, natural history, local heritage, ecology and fishing. Highlights of the exhibits are an extensive decoy collection and a real-life marsh diorama. The 22,000-square-foot building houses an auditorium with a video program plus an exhibit hall and classrooms. The location of the center is on the sound between Whalehead and Currituck Beach Lighthouse. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but is closed on Sundays year round.
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