Oak Island Nature Center

5202 E Yacht Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465


Overlooking the marsh and Intracoastal Waterway, the Oak Island Nature Center offers a wide range of educational activities for children and adults alike. Talking Trees Walking Trail: stroll the interactive trail as trees like the Dogwood, Red Cedar, Southern Magnolia and Black Gum talk to you. Mineral, Rock & Animal Exhibits: Included in the animal exhibits are a ferret, prairie dog, hedgehog, guinea pig, rabbit, gecko, and moon crab. The Center also has a large touch tank with marine creatures native to the Oak Island Island community. The Nature Center & adjacent park features restroom facilities, picnic shelter and fishing T. The Nature Center is operated by the Town of Oak Island Recreation Department with funding support by the Town of Oak Island, NC Division of Forest Resources, and USDA Forest Service Southern Region, Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program.

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