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Events and Programs

Jockey's Ridge State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Join Park Staff for a short walk to discuss reptiles and their habitat.  We'll talk about any species we observe.
Ages:  All     Program length:  45 minutes
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/01/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Dune Ranger is the Park's Junior Ranger program with self-guided activities.  Join us for an introduction and completion of the first activity - a park program.
Ages:  All     Program Length:  45 minutes

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/02/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Each year we choose a plant or animal to highlight.  2019 is the Year of the Snake and we'll have a presentation with a craft activity for children.  Registration required at 252-441-7132
Ages:  All    Program length:  45 minutes

Date of Event:
Mon, 06/03/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

Trail cameras have been used for an increasing number of research projects.  See the pictures that offer additional insight into the natural world of Jockey's Ridge.
Ages:  All     Program length:  45 minutes

Date of Event:
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

A talk on all things Jockey's Ridge.  We will briefly cover the 3 - 4,000 years of dune formation and evolution with a mix of other local history and what to see during your visit.
Ages:  All     Program length:  30 minutes

Date of Event:
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

252-441-7132
jockeys.ridge@ncparks.gov

 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • October to March:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • April to September:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • November to February:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    9:00am to 6:00pm