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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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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Bodie Island: Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Bodie Island Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and the disabled.
    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Everyday from 04/21/2018 to 10/08/2018

    At Bodie Island, you have the chance to climb the lighthouse at your own pace and take in the gorgeous natural surroundings of Bodie Island, the Atlantic Ocean, and Pamlico Sound. View details to best plan for your climb.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island (Rodanthe): Fish with a Ranger

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Pre-register
    • Fees: Free!
    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Every Thursday Weekly from 05/31/2018 to 08/30/2018

    We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum (or call 252-475-9622) beginning the Saturday before the program. You can not pre-register via email or internet.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: All About Turtles

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free!
    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 05/29/2018 to 08/31/2018

    Join us for an activity-based program on the life and times of the endangered sea turtle. Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free!
    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Everyday from 05/26/2018 to 09/03/2018

    How do plants, wildlife, and people adapt to barrier island geologic change? Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (20- 30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Climbing

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children (11 and under, and at least 42" tall), and the disabled.
    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Everyday from 04/21/2018 to 10/08/2018

    Climbing the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a unique experience. The climb is self-paced and provides views from the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. View details to best plan your climb.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Light Station Talk

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Everyday from 05/26/2018 to 09/03/2018

    Discuss the details and history of this beautiful sentinel. Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (20-30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: War on Hatteras

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 05/29/2018 to 08/29/2018

    Learn of three wars that impacted this island. Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (20-30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Ocracoke Pony Pens
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Every Thursday Weekly from 05/31/2018 to 08/30/2018

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! Bring bug spray! Not recommended for those allergic to horses. Meet at the Ocracoke Pony Pens. (20-30 minutes)

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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 Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free!
    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Every Thursday Weekly from 05/31/2018 to 08/30/2018

    Join us for a talk about the wild side of the park. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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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 10, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/01/2018 to 08/31/2018

    Discover the wildlife wonders of the Pamlico Sound using seining nets. Water shoes that secure onto your feet are required: no flip flops or Crocs. Wear clothing you can get wet. Meet at Sandy Bay soundside parking lot. (90 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: All About Sea Turtles

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 10, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/01/2018 to 08/31/2018

    Activities especially for seashore kids. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Outer Banks Bird Walk

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Ferry Parking Lot at North End of the Island
    • Fees: free!
    Friday, August 10, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/01/2018 to 08/31/2018

    Meet winged residents and those traveling the Atlantic Flyway. Bring bug spray. Meet at the ferry parking lot at the north end of the island. (90 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Hurricane Alley

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free!
    Saturday, August 11, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 05/26/2018 to 09/03/2018

    Hurricanes and nor'easters are a fact of life here. Learn how these powerful storms shaped the Outer Banks! Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (20-30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island (Buxton): Fish with a Ranger

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Pre-register
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly from 05/28/2018 to 09/03/2018

    We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum (or call 252-475-9622) beginning the Saturday before the program. You can not pre-register via email or internet.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: free!
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly from 05/28/2018 to 09/03/2018

    Join us for a talk about the wild side of the park. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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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 13, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly from 05/28/2018 to 09/03/2018

    Learn about crabs & how to catch 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: Ocracoke After Dark

    • Time: 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Day Use Area Beach
    • Fees: Free!
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly from 05/28/2018 to 09/03/2018

    Bring blankets and chairs for an evening of stargazing on the beach! Bring bug spray. Meet at the Ocracoke Day Use Area beach. (1 hour)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free!
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly from 05/28/2018 to 09/03/2018

    Yes, they were hear! Learn about Blackbeard and others. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 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 14, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/29/2018 to 08/28/2018

    Beginner and experienced birders alike can come explore beach and salt marsh bird habitats. Binoculars are available. Bring bug spray and sunscreen. Meet at the fish cleaning tables near ORV Ramp 44. (90 minutes)

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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 14, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/29/2018 to 08/28/2018

    Bring your blankets, chairs, bug spray, and telescopes for this evening of stargazing on the beach. Meet at the parking lot near ORV Ramp 43. (1 hour)

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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 14, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/29/2018 to 08/28/2018

    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: Ocracoke History

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: free!
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 07/03/2018 to 08/28/2018

    Learn about the island's rich past. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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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 15, 2018

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 05/30/2018 to 08/29/2018

    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

    Hatteras Island: Dark Skies and Stars

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: ORV Ramp 25 Parking Lot
    • Fees: Free!
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 05/30/2018 to 08/29/2018

    Bring blankets, chairs, and telescopes for this evening of stargazing on the beach. Bring bug spray. Meet at the ORV Ramp 25 parking lot. (1 hour)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: All About Sea Turtles

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 05/30/2018 to 08/29/2018

    Activities especially for seashore kids. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: free!
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 05/30/2018 to 08/29/2018

    Yes, they were here. Learn about Blackbeard and others. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Fees: Purchase tickets through www.recreation.gov
    Sunday, August 26, 2018

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

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:

(252) 473-2111

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