Facility Activities

Explore the Visitor Center Exhibits, browse the Art Expo, or spend some time shopping in the Wild Things Gift Shop, operated by the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society. All proceeds benefit local refuges.

Explore a series of short, but beautiful nature trails around the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center. These range from 1/8 mile to almost .75 mile in length.

 

 

Many refuges offer a variety of guided tours and programs. From the Gateway Visitor Center, it's only a 30-minute drive to Alligator River NWR or Pea Island NWR. Visit the refuge websites to explore activities there, including guided tours and programs. Ride along on a tram tour, paddle out into...

Visitors can explore a series of short, but beautiful nature trails around the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center. These range from 1/8 mile to almost .75 mile in length.

Is your school, youth, environmental, or other group interested in learning more about the wildlife, plants, habitats and ecology of coastal North Carolina? Refuges are wild places, and we want to teach you more about them!  We offer much for children and educators, including...