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 Horse Sense & Survival Guided Tours or the Evening at the Cape please visit the Special Events page.
Summer 2019 Schedule
Harkers Island Visitor Center
Ribbon of Sand [film] (Daily, upon request, 26 minutes)
Cape Lookout Lighthouse Area
Programs are offered from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend
Ranger programs are a great way to learn more about the park. Meet the Ranger at the Pavilion in front of the Light Station Visitor Center Wednesday through Sunday at the times below. Check the Ranger Activity Board when you arrive at at the park for the program topics that day. Come learn something new!
Beaufort Visitor Information Center
Programs offered on select dates,
Programs are offered June to September
Last updated: June 4, 2019