What happened to the first Cape Lookout lighthouse? How do the wild horses survive on a barrier island? What is a lightering port? Why do most sea turtles lay their nests at night? What was life like on the Outer Banks in wartime?
Discover the answers to these questions and many more during an interpretive talk or on a guided walking tour. Join a park ranger or volunteer for an insider's view of Cape Lookout National Seashore. All programs are free of charge.
Programs will run on schedule unless there is inclement weather. Additional programs may be offered. Check at one of the Visitor Centers or call 252-728-2250 for a complete schedule and more information.
For information on special event programs such as Astronomy Night, Horse Sense & Survival Guided Tours or the Evening at the Cape please visit the Special Events page.
Summer 2023 Schedule
Harkers Island Visitor Center
Ribbon of Sand [film] (Daily, upon request, 26 minutes)
Cape Lookout Lighthouse Area
Programs given from June through September on select dates
Come join us for short programs given throughout the day on some of our most asked about park topics.
Ribbon of Sand [film] (Daily, push button self-start, 16 minutes)
Beaufort Visitor Information Center
Programs offered on select dates, from June through September
Programs are offered June to September
Last updated: October 20, 2023