National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center
Southeast Region

Things to See and Do - Guided Tours and Scheduled Programs (PrintPDF of Current Program Schedule)

There are so many awesome things to see and do at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center and on local national wildlife refuges! You may explore on your own, or you

may plan to participate in any of our scheduled activities. We offer a variety of programming ranging from Art Expos to preschooler activities. Join us! You'll be glad you did!

Another option is to use your cell phones for Virtual Tours! ! Check out our On-cell programming to have your personal guide in many locations!

All reservations for trips requiring reservations should be made no later than 2:30 pm the day before the event (or earlier). Call 252-216-9464 to reserve.




Follow the links below for more details on some of the activities offered:

Guided Interpretive Canoe Tour

Guided Van Tour

Red Wolf Howling

Guided Interpretive Open-air Tram Tour

NEW Pocosin Lakes Interpretive Programs (printable version)

Art Expo Receptions

Wings Over Water


ANNUAL One-Time Events

Wings Over Water Five-day wildlife festival, plus three-day encore event. Eastern NC Follow link for dates and times
Annual Crabbing/Fishing Rodeo - For three hours, once a year, the Refuge opens North Pond to fishing and crabbing. Come join the fun. All Federal, State and local regulations apply. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge (24) Second Saturday in June
9 - Noon
Swan Days Celebrate waterfowl on Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, sign up for tram tours, explore on your own, participate in activities near the Mattamuskeet Lodge Details here Mattamuskeey National Wildlife Refuge (62) Follow link for dates and times



Last Updated: 3/25/20