The Hatteras Island Ocean Center is a private non-profit located in Hatteras, North Carolina. We offer programs to the public about sea turtles, beach dynamics, wetland ecology, and much more. In addition to our programs, our facility houses an exhibit hall filled with information about the local environment along with live, native animal species on display. Our mission is to revitalize Hatteras Island economically in a way that is sustainable, without changing the basic character of the area, thereby making Hatteras Island a better place to live and visit. We will accomplish this by facilitating improved use of the Island’s natural, cultural, and historic resources, and the result will be a Hatteras Island with a vibrant multi-season economy.