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Ranger and kids seining in salt marshes of Pamlico Sound

Ranger and kids seining in salt marshes of Pamlico Sound

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Ranger programs and special events are available at various locations throughout the park during the spring, summer, and fall. These programs and events range from guided tours of Bodie Island Lighthouse to learning how to snorkel. Use the calendar below to access our current schedule of events.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

    Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Grab your flashlight and experience the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at night by going on a full moon climb. Tickets are required and are limited! More

    Time:
    8:00 PM to 8:45 PM,9:00 PM to 9:45 PM
    Location:
    Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    Fees:
    Tickets are $8 per adult, and $4 for children (11 and under) and seniors (62 and older)
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Bodie Island: Bodie Island Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

    Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Grab your flashlight and experience the Bodie Island Lighthouse at night by going on a full moon climb. Tickets are required and are limited! More

    Time:
    8:00 PM to 8:45 PM,9:00 PM to 9:45 PM
    Location:
    Bodie Island Lighthouse
    Fees:
    Tickets are $8 per adult, and $4 for children (11 and under) and seniors (62 and older)
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Cast Netting

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Come and try your hand at using a cast net, one of the oldest forms of fishing. More

    Time:
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Location:
    Pre-register in advance at Ocracoke Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Soundside Seining

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Discover the wonders of the Pamlico Sound by using seining nets to scoop aquatic wildlife from the water. More

    Time:
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Location:
    Sandy Bay soundside parking lot
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: US Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet Tour

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    The US Coast Guard, and its predecessor, the US Life-Saving Service, have a long and heroic history on the Outer Banks. More

    Time:
    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates durng the early 1700s. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Ocracoke Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Learn of three wars that impacted this island. More

    Time:
    10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: How Storms Shaped The Cape

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Hurricanes and nor'easters are a fact of life here. More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    Location:
    Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Light Station Talk

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    How tall is it? Why was it built? What is a Fresnel lens? More

    Time:
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Museum Porch
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: How Storms Shaped The Cape

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    Hurricanes and nor'easters are a fact of life here. More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    Location:
    Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Light Station Talk

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    How tall is it? Why was it built? What is a Fresnel lens? More

    Time:
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Museum Porch
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

    Time:
    9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Location:
    Ocracoke Pony Pens
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: How Storms Shaped The Cape

    Sunday, May 24, 2015

    Hurricanes and nor'easters are a fact of life here. More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Sunday, May 24, 2015

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    Location:
    Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Light Station Talk

    Sunday, May 24, 2015

    How tall is it? Why was it built? What is a Fresnel lens? More

    Time:
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Museum Porch
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Cast Netting

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    Come and try your hand at using a cast net, one of the oldest forms of fishing. More

    Time:
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Location:
    Pre-register in advance at Ocracoke Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Especially for Kids

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    Hands-on activities developed specifically for children that combine education and entertainment. A perfect way to work on towards your Junior Ranger badge! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Meet at Ocracoke Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing! We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. More

    Time:
    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Location:
    Pre-register in person at Hatteras Island Museum
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Moving The Lighthouse

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    How would you move a 4,800 ton, 198.6-foot tall brick and stone building 2,900 feet down the beach? More

    Time:
    10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavillion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: How Storms Shaped The Cape

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    Hurricanes and nor'easters are a fact of life here. More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    Location:
    Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Light Station Talk

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    How tall is it? Why was it built? What is a Fresnel lens? More

    Time:
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Museum Porch
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Learn more about blue crabs and practice the art of catching them. More

    Time:
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Location:
    Pre-register in person at Ocracoke Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates during the early 1700s. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Especially for Kids

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Hands-on activities developed specifically for children that combine education and entertainment. A perfect way to work on towards your Junior Ranger badge! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Meet at Ocracoke Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Morning Bird Walk

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    The Outer Banks is well known for its abundant bird life. Beginner and experienced birders alike can come explore beach and salt marsh bird habitats. More

    Time:
    8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Fish cleaning tables near ORV Ramp 44
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: For Kids: Ocean Beach Explorers

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Join a ranger for a hands-on, activity-based exploration of the natural environments of the ocean-side of the island. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Swim Beach
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Throughout history the waters around Cape Hatteras have provided important shipping and travel routes. More

    Time:
    2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Learn of three wars that impacted this island. More

    Time:
    10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: How Storms Shaped The Cape

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Hurricanes and nor'easters are a fact of life here. More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Night Sky Over Hatteras

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Before GPS and radar, mariners used the stars to navigate. More

    Time:
    9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Parking lot near ORV Ramp 43
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    Location:
    Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Light Station Talk

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    How tall is it? Why was it built? What is a Fresnel lens? More

    Time:
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Museum Porch
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Ocracoke Pony Pens
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cast Netting

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Casting a net from shore is one of the oldest methods of fishing still practiced arround the world today. More

    Time:
    9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Pre-register at the Hatteras Island Museum
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Morning Bird Walk

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Cape Hatteras is well known for its abundant bird life. More

    Location:
    Hatteras ferry parking lot on north end of the island
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Night Life

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Leave your flashlights at home and welcome back the night. More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    Meet at Ocracoke Swim Beach
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: How Storms Shaped The Cape

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Hurricanes and nor'easters are a fact of life here. More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Night Life

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Leave your flashlights in your pocket and welcome back the night. More

    Time:
    8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
    Location:
    Original Cape Hatteras Lighthouse location parking lot
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    Location:
    Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Light Station Talk

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    How tall is it? Why was it built? What is a Fresnel lens? More

    Time:
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Hatteras Island Museum Porch
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Ocracoke Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free

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