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

Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

The education center is open, with limited programming. Below are the COVID-19 related policies in place at the Center:

  • Follow Health and Safety Guidelines and Policies
  • Social Distancing Required; Masks optional
  • Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with last admission at 4:30 pm
  • Theater chairs set up in family clusters

1160 Village Lane, Corolla, NC 27927

Phone: 252-453-0221, Fax: 252-453-8101

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Last admission at 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed for state holidays.

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

Accessibility: All exhibits are universally accessible. Hearing assistance devices are available for video presentations. To request accommodations to attend a program or event, email

Volunteer Opportunities

The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education offers many volunteer opportunities at the Center as well as Citizen Science initiatives with the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles. You can help orient guests, explain education programs and take reservations, and help deliver education programs. If you enjoy being outdoors or learning about the history of our area, please consider becoming a volunteer. 

Volunteer Application and Job Descriptions (PDF)

Contact: Sharon Meade 252-453-0221 ext. 8 or 919-707-0237