The museums on the Outer Banks span all genres and areas of study, but also provide a fun environment where learning comes naturally.
The North Carolina Aquarium is a particularly popular attraction, and is a perfect rainy day activity for families with young children. At the aquarium, visitors can browse dozens of exhibits on the local marsh, freshwater and deep sea environments, and can even get hands-on with the displays, and occasionally even the marine life itself.
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is another sea-worthy attraction with cases of artifacts recovered from the wreckage of battered ships located just off the beach on the ocean floor. The Frisco Native American Museum traces the steps of the indigenous Outer Banks Native Americans, while the Children at Play Museum starts a new chapter in Outer Banks culture by introducing young ones to the area's most noteworthy attractions and legacies.
Every museum presents visitors with something new to discover, and everyone is encouraged to spend a day or two exploring the museums or aquariums in their area, and dig a little deeper into the Outer Banks' culture.