Rainy Day Activities in the Outer Banks!
The North Carolina Aquarium is a perfect kid-friend destination for rainy afternoons. Tucked along the
Outer Banks Museums
There are a number of museums for all tastes on the Outer Banks, from the Wild Horse Museum to the fascinating Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.
Corolla Wild Horse Fund/
1129 Corolla Village Road in Old Corolla Village
Children’s activities are offered between Memorial Day and Labor Day and all proceeds from the stores, trips and activities benefit the wild horses.
Graveyard of the Atlantic
Follow NC Highway 12 all the way to the end of Hatteras Island and you’ll see the distinctive ark-shaped building that is home to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. The shifting offshore currents that compose the Diamond Shoals have destroyed many ships over the past 500 years, most of which are still settled miles offshore on the ocean bottom. But thanks to a number of expeditions and excavations, many artifacts from the shipwrecks have been brought to the surface and are featured prominently at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. The museum is free and open to the public (though donations are encouraged) and is open daily Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Even on a rainy
Outer Banks Movie Theatres
Rainy Days are ideal for taking in a summer blockbuster, and the Outer Banks has a number of movie theaters scattered throughout the area.
R/C Movie Theater in Kill Devil Hills features 10 screens, concessions, and a game room area, ideal for rainy afternoons.
One of the most unique theaters on the Outer Banks, however, is the Pioneer Theater in downtown Manteo. This theater tucked along Budleigh Street and identified only by its unique Tudor exterior and a small hanging sign, is the oldest theater that has been run by the same family in the United States. The theater originally opened in 1908 a block away from its current location. In 1934, the theater moved to Budleigh Street and has remained in operation ever since.
The interior of the Pioneer Theater has been carefully preserved and remains in its 1934 pristine condition, allowing theater goers a chance to go back in time while they watch the latest blockbuster. With only one screen and no reclining seats or cup holders, the theater may seem small compared to Mega Multiplex standards, but the Pioneer Theater is definitely worth a visit for its historic claim to fame and old school ambiance. All shows start at 8 p.m. Call (252) 473-2216 for movie details or try looking them up online at
Yes, the Outer Banks has a selection of art galleries!
The Yellowhouse Gallery houses a collection of art primarily by local artists. They also have an extensive collection of local photography, maps, etc. It’s a great place to find a really unique memento of your vacation time.
1240 Duck Road, Unit 106Duck NC, NC 27949