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Hatteras Island Ocean Center, Hatteras Island

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Our Goals

Engage with the local community and provide students and volunteers opportunities to collaborate with organizations and schools in citizen science projects and community outreach events.

Provide research and educational opportunities to Hampden-Sydney College(H-SC) Students through experiential learning and service projects that enhance the Ocean Center's programs.

Provide H-SC students and volunteers opportunities to lead educational nature programs that demonstrate the importance of wildlife conservation.

Contact

Please come view the exhibits, experience the wetlands and coastal forest, attend our programs and events, and use our ocean access. www.hioceancenter.org.

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.
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  • We loved the bonfire and crabbing adventure! Hands down the most fun we had during our trip to OBX! We highly recommend booking an excursion with this awesome organization. 
    We loved the bonfire and crabbing adventure! Hands down the most fun we had during our trip to OBX! We highly recommend booking an excursion with this awesome organization.  more »
  • My friend and I took the morning kayak tour through the salt marshes and went to Hermit Crab Beach. It was a wonderful trip! Our guides, Taisho and Matty, were very knowledgeable about the area and....  more
    My friend and I took the morning kayak tour through the salt marshes and went to Hermit Crab Beach. It was a wonderful trip! Our guides, Taisho and Matty, were very knowledgeable about the area and....  more »
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  • This may be a small building, but it is packed with amazing displays and information. It has tons to see and a number of great activities as well. My family did the Marsh Madness and loved being able to feed and 'fish' for crabs. The staff if friendly and knowledgeable, making this a great place to visit.
  • The staff was wonderful. My niece really enjoyed the crab and campfire tour as well as the turtle patrol. She asked a lot of questions and the team was happy to answer them all. The only thing I would change is to update the website with more details about each activity and the requirements. For example we had a family member with a disability and it was difficult for her to climb the stairs to the beach. If it was noted she might have chosen a different activity that was more suited to her needs.

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