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Hatteras Island Ocean Center

57204 North Carolina Highway 12, Hatteras, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-564-9575
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Cute little museum

Stopped by while the rest of our group went fishing. We had a 3 year old so unfortunately couldn't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MountainSunSea
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North Dakota
Kids loved it—grownups too

This place was great! We always stop in at nature centers on vacation if we find one. This one is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashley P
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The Ocean Center provides a wide variety of recreational and educational activities for people of all ages. Please come view the exhibits, experience the wetlands and coastal forest, attend our programs and events, and use our ocean access.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sea turtles” (13 reviews)
“ghost crabs” (10 reviews)
“catch crabs” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
57204 North Carolina Highway 12, Hatteras, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
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+1 252-564-9575
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped by while the rest of our group went fishing. We had a 3 year old so unfortunately couldn't go kayaking, but we enjoyed the little walkway in the marshy area, and the exhibits inside. Great and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was great! We always stop in at nature centers on vacation if we find one. This one is staffed by interns...each with their own niche. They walked kids through each display and took the time to answer their questions and acknowledge the somewhat...More

Thank Ashley P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I had such a great kayak tour!!! The interns were very nice and knew a bunch!! Definitely a highlight of our vacation!! The price was great also...only $40 a person for a 2 hour tour!!! Highly recommend!!!!

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice place to visit, they have the friendliest staff. Check out all of the programs they offer on their website. We chose the campfire with s’mores and catching ghost crabs. However, unexpected weather popped up and we had to get a refund. But...More

Thank Mary Ann G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to do the campfire & ghost crab program while staying in the outer banks over memorial day weekend. Over emails they made an exception to allow us to do the program with the interns even tho they were not open for...More

Thank Jessica R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do with young grandchildren while in the Outer Banks and found the Ocean Center. The children, ages 7, 5, and 3, had a blast with the Ocean Detectives program and Marsh Madness. They didn't want to leave the Center...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of best things we did on vacation. Our daughter and family loved it. I learned about this from other reviews and we arrived a week before this season was to start, but since interns had arrived, they worked with us to let them get...More

Thank rachaelharris0n
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

After some uncooperative weather (wind and rain) repeatedly delayed the Campfires, Crabs, and Constellation program, the staff offered to take our son out looking for ghost crabs once the rain subsided. The staff was very friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. We were able to catch a...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Happy to answer all the kids questions. 3 and 6 year old loved it!

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Hatteras Island Ocean Center's CCC activity was a blast! The guides are unpaid interns and they were so friendly and informative. They built up a nice campfire and showed us an old shipwreck and a sea turtle nest. Learning about the sea turtles and...More

Thank knowlesoh
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Becca_6737
16 May 2018|
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Response from Eric K | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your question. As much as we love dogs, not all of our visitors do. So, we think it is best that you don't bring your dog with you on any programs or inside the exhibit hall. Hope you will still come for... More
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Allison E
26 August 2016|
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Response from suzanne d | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. We were south of Avon and only ate lunch there once.
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GrandmomDB
26 January 2016|
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Response from GrandmomDB | Reviewed this property |
I would have to say what the others said give them a call.
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