Kid's Activities

Whether it is dissecting a shark, crabbing in the salt marsh, learning about hurricanes or fishing on the beach - there is something for every child.  Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Want to spend the day at the Conservancy?   Check out our 'Just for Kids' section below - especially the NEW Sunset Scientists.

Become a BHI Conservancy Member today for a discount on programs!
Please note only Family Memberships and above receive a discount on programs.  

Crabbing & Cast-Netting


Crabbing & Cast-Netting (seasonal)

Perfect the art of crabbing and cast-netting! Grab the entire family, and prepare to get your hands muddy! Crab lines, bait, dip nets, crab traps, and cast nets are provided. Please note that we practice catch and release. Meet at the Village Creek Access.
$10/person for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $15/person for Non-Members


Hands-On Dissection


Hands-On Dissection

Participants will have the opportunity to dissect a range of specimen from squid to sea stars. This introductory lesson is great for all ages. Priced per active participant.
$15/person for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $20/person for Non-Members


Marsh Kid's Fishing


Kid's Fishing - Marsh (seasonal)

Kids ages 6 - 15 years old will experience hands-on fishing using techniques that include rod and reel and cast-netting on the marsh.  Equipment and bait are provided.  No experience necessary. 
$15/person for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $20/person for Non-Members


Surf Kid's Fishing


Kid's Fishing - Surf (seasonal)

Kids ages 6 - 15 years old will experience hands-on fishingusing techniques that include  rod and reel, cast netting and seine netting on the beach.  Equipment and bait are provided.  No experience necessary. 
$15/person for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $20/person for Non-Members


Reptile Round Up


Reptile Round Up

Let us introduce you and your family to the unique adaptations that help island reptiles survive! Participants will be able to touch live reptiles, turtle shells, snake sheds, and much more! 
$5/person for BHI Conservancy Members and Non-Members     


Storm Chasers


Storm Chasers (seasonal)

Learn about extreme weather like hurricanes with hands-on activities and how storms impacts Bald Head Island while getting a close up look at an official North Carolina weather station. 
$15/person for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $20/person for Non-Members


Tiny Explorers


Tiny Explorers (seasonal)

Discover Bald Head Island’s wonders with your child during summer weekdays from 9:00AM - 10:00AM. Includes story time, games and a craft. Ages 2 and up with their adult buddy. Meet at the Conservancy. 
$10/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $15/kid for Non-Members
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Touch Tank Time


Touch Tank Time

Meet and touch the creatures that inhabit island tidepools!  We have horseshoe crabs, sea stars, whelks, hermit crabs, and more.  Following the lesson, participants will be able to assist with feeding the saltwater animals. 
$5/person for BHI Conservancy Members and Non-Members 


 

Just for Kids

Join us for a summer day or an entire week! Each day will be filled with activities and a field trip to a BHI habitat: salt marsh, maritime forest, fresh water ponds, and beaches. Programs are listed by age group below.

Activities change daily and take place “in the wild” whenever possible.  Please dress and prepare your children to spend the entire program outdoors.  It is recommended that you bring bug spray, sunscreen, hats, water bottles, a snack, and comfortable shoes. 

Budding Naturalists


Budding Naturalists

Explore the natural world of BHI and discover wild world of Bald Head critters from 9:00AM - 12:00PM. Ages 4-6 years old.  There is an early drop off option at 8:30AM in the Fleming Environmental Classroom.
$40/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $55/kid for Non-Members
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Junior Scientists


Junior Scientists

Investigate the many habitats of BHI through outdoor activities with a hands-on curriculum from 9:00AM - 12:00PM. Ages 7-10 years old.  There is an early drop off option at 8:30AM in the Barrier Island Study Center.
$40/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $55/kid for Non-Members
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Sunset Scientists


Sunset Scientists

While the parents are away the children will play!  Join our naturalists for a 6:00PM - 9:00PM for an evening full of games and island exploration. Ages 7-14 years old.
$40/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $55/kid for Non-Members


Nocturnal Adventurers


Nocturnal Adventurers

Previously called Overnight Camp, our Nocturnal Adventurers will search the night sky and the BHI habitats for nocturnal critters and hear stories around a campfire before retreating to the Conservancy to sleep. Join us from 7:30PM - 8:00AM. Ages 7-14 years old.
$50/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $65/kid for Non-Members


Conservation Corps


Conservation Corps

Become a conservation intern for the day by gaining first hand experience in many of our barrier island conservation projects. Ages 11-14 years old.  There is an early drop off option at 8:30AM in the Barrier Island Study Center.  
$40/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $55/kid for Non-Members
[HALF DAY 9:00AM - 12:00PM  • TUESDAYS]  

$60/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $80/kid for Non-Members
[FULL DAY 9:00AM - 3:00PM  • THURSDAYS]  

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