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.

In response to the request for a description of methods used to inform public beneficiaries of their rights to file a complaint of alleged discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability we publish the following statement in our federally supported publications. 

Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior and its bureaus prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex (in educational programs). If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility, or if you desire further information, please write to: Equal Employment Officer, 1703 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1703; or call (919)707-0101.