Advocating for Wildlife Conservation & Cultural Preservation on Hatteras Island

Looking for something to do in Hatteras? The Ocean Center provides a wide variety of recreational and educational activities for people of all ages.  With plenty of parking and within walking distance of central Hatteras Village, the Ocean Center is a wonderful resource for visitors and residents, a destination for day-trippers, and a stopover for travelers to and from Ocracoke Island.

The Ocean Center is a part of the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway which stretches across North Carolina’s Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, Down East and the Pamlico Sound.

“We wanted to express our thanks to you guys for giving our son a great vacation… He knew he wouldn’t be able to go in the ocean or in the pool due to his surgery. He was so bummed. He told me last night this was the best vacation ever and you guys made it fun. He also said he learned a lot! We are so impressed with your facility, your professionalism, and your ability to tolerate crazy families like us!!!!”