The Outer Banks

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The North Carolina Outer Banks is a beautiful destination to expand your students science and history education with hands-on learning programs.

Popular Attractions 

​North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Take a self-guided tour of this interactive aquarium that includes touch pools, a submarine take, and local creatures from otters to sharks. 

Wrights Brothers Memorial

Explore the Write Brothers Monument, Reconstructed 1903 Camp Buildings, First Flight Boulder & Flight Line, December 17, 1903 Sculpture, and The Wright Brothers Visitor Center. 

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Climb to the top of the lighthouse and visit Museum of the Sea​.

Jockey's Ridge

Climb the tallest sand dune on the East Coast.

Fort Macon State Park - Musket Firing Demonstration

Visit Fort Macon for a musket-firing demonstration, movie, self-guided tour, and group photo opportunity.

NC  Maritime Museum

Offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the natural and maritime history of costal North Carolina through creative, hands-on experiences. 

Jennette's Pier

Offers educational programs designed to provide students with hands-on learning experiences that produce long-lasting memories. From exploring beach environments to wind energy experiments, a number of varied programs are available to suit your needs. Programs are based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Common Core and Essential Standard Guidelines. 

Tryon Palace

Walk in the footsteps of colonial governors, stroll through more than 14 acres of beautifully-sculpted gardens, or travel back in time for an interactive experience that blends the 1830s with 21st-century technologies. 

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Learn the important part of our nations history that took here and the fascinating role Roanoke Island has placed in other periods of time during your visit. History comes alive and learning is made fu

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse

Ghost Walk Tour  

Bodie Island Light House