North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

About the Center

The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education invites you to explore coastal North Carolina's wildlife, natural history and cultural heritage.

Visitor Information

The center is located in Currituck Heritage Park on Highway 12 in Corolla, next to Currituck Beach Lighthouse and the Whalehead Club. 

P.O. Box 502
1160 Village Lane
Corolla, NC 27927
Phone: 252-453-0221
Fax: 252-453-8101
  • November through March, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Last admission at 4:30 p.m.
  • April through October, open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Last admission at 4:30 p.m.
  • Open Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day.  Closed on other state holidays.


  • Admission is free; please call to sign up for programs.
  • Contributions to the center are gratefully accepted; donation boxes are located in the lobby. Please ask at the information desk about tax-deductible gifts to the center.


  • All exhibits are universally accessible.
  • Hearing assistance devices are available for video presentations.