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Ranger and kids seining in salt marshes of Pamlico Sound
Ranger and kids seining in salt marshes of Pamlico Sound

National Park Service

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 seine. Use the calendar below to access our current schedule of events.

You can also check out the park newspaper for the summer program schedule.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    • Location: Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Everyday from 05/27/2016 to 09/05/2016

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

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Pre-register in person at Hatteras Island Museum
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 05/30/2016 to 09/05/2016

    We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum beginning the Saturday before the program. You can not pre-register over the phone, email or internet.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Hurricane Alley

    • Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free!
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 05/27/2016 to 09/05/2016

    Hurricanes and nor'easters are a fact of life here. Learn how these powerful storms shaped the Outer Banks!

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Light Station Talk

    • Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Museum Porch
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Everyday from 05/27/2016 to 09/05/2016

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

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Moving History

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavillion
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Everyday from 05/27/2016 to 09/05/2016

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

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: All About Sea Turtles

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Ocracoke Island Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly from 05/30/2016 to 09/05/2016

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

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 05/27/2016 to 09/05/2016

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Pre-register in person at the Ocracoke Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free!
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly from 05/30/2016 to 09/05/2016

    Learn more about blue crabs and practice the art of catching them. Limited to 25 participants. Pre-register in person at the Ocracoke Visitor Center starting the Saturday prior to the program. You can not pre-register over the phone, email or internet.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free!
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 05/30/2016 to 09/05/2016

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

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: For Kids: Sea Turtles

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
    • Location: Keepers of the Light Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free!
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 05/27/2016 to 09/02/2016

    Join us for an activity-based program on the life and times of the endangered sea turtle. Meet at the Keepers of the Light Amphitheater (45 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Morning Bird Walk

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Fish cleaning tables near ORV Ramp 44
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/31/2016 to 08/30/2016

    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. Binoculars are available. Bring bug spray and sunscreen.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Night Sky Over Hatteras

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: Parking lot near ORV Ramp 43
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/31/2016 to 08/30/2016

    Before GPS and radar, mariners used the stars to navigate. Bring your blankets, chairs, bug spray, and telescopes.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 05/31/2016 to 09/01/2016

    Learn of three wars that impacted this island.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Cast Netting

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Pre-register in advance in person at the Ocracoke Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/31/2016 to 08/30/2016

    Cast netting is one of the oldest forms of fishing. Limited to 25 participants. Pre-register in person at the Ocracoke Visitor Center starting the Saturday prior to the program. You can not pre-register over the phone, email, or internet.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Morning Bird Walk

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Hammock Hills Nature Trail Parking Lot
    • Fees: Free!
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/31/2016 to 08/30/2016

    Cape Hatteras is well known for its abundant bird life. We have binoculars for your to use. Bring sunscreen and bug spray!

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/31/2016 to 08/30/2016

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cast Netting

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Pre-register at the Hatteras Island Museum
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/01/2016 to 08/31/2016

    Casting a net from shore is one of the oldest methods of fishing. Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum beginning the Saturday prior to the program. You can not pre-register over the phone, email, or internet.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: All About Sea Turtles

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Island Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/01/2016 to 08/31/2016

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

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Night Skies

    • Time: 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Campground Beach
    • Fees: Free!
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/01/2016 to 08/31/2016

    Bring blankets and chairs for an evening of stargazing on the beach! Bring bug spray.

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    • Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Program Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Come and build your own arrowhead with special significance.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Founders Day, Ocracoke Island: Night Sky

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Beach Day Use Area
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Discover the National Park Service, Ocracoke history, and night skies!

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Ocracoke Pony Pens
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/02/2016 to 09/01/2016

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! Bring bug spray! Not recommended for those with horse allergies.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/02/2016 to 09/01/2016

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Soundside Seining

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Sandy Bay soundside parking lot
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Every Friday Weekly from 05/27/2016 to 09/02/2016

    Discover the wonders of the Pamlico Sound by using seining nets to scoop aquatic wildlife from the water. Water shoes that secure onto your feet is required: no flip flops or Crocs. Wear clothing you can get wet. Bring bug spray.

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    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Every Friday Weekly from 05/27/2016 to 09/02/2016

    The US Life-Saving Service has a long and heroic history on the Outer Banks. Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum beginning the Saturday prior to the program. You can not pre-register over the phone, email, or internet.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Ocracoke Pony Pens
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Every Friday Weekly from 05/27/2016 to 09/02/2016

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! Bring bug spray! Not recommended for those allergic to horses.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Outer Banks Bird Walk

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Hatteras Ferry parking lot on north end of the island
    • Fees: Free!
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Every Friday Weekly from 05/27/2016 to 09/02/2016

    Binoculars are available. Bring bug spray and sunscreen!

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Hurricane Alley

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 05/28/2016 to 09/04/2016

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

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    • Time: 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM,8:30 PM to 9:15 PM
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Fees: Tickets are $8 per adult, and $4 for children (11 and under) and seniors (62 and older)
    Friday, September 16, 2016

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

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:

(252) 473-2111
For general information or inquiries, please contact us via this phone number.

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