Environmental Education Center & Branch Library

Black Bear, Bobcat, and Alligator

The EEC is home to an environmentally themed exhibit, "Discover Onslow." The exhibit explores the ecology, geography, flora, and fauna of Onslow County. The center island displays a number of the native fauna, including a black bear, bobcat, and twelve foot alligator. Other sections teach about the rivers of Onslow, its plants and animals, culture, environment and ecology. "Discover Onslow" is an excellent way to teach youngsters about their surroundings.


The EEC is free and open to the public. To learn more about scheduling a group tour please visit our Field Trips and Tours page.

​Wetland Wonders

Each summer the Onslow County Museum in partnership with Onslow County Cooperative Extension hosts an environmental science camp. The week long camp introduces students to the natural world around them, exploring themes such as weather, pollution, and plant and animal life cycles. Campers participate in crafts, a beach clean up, nature logs, and a field trip. This year's camp will run from Monday, July 23rd through Friday, July 27th.

Cost of registration is $85.00 per child and includes lunches, snacks, field trip, and a t-shirt. To register please download the registration form and return the completed copy to the NC Cooperative Extension office, 4024 Richlands Highway. For more information about this year's camp please contact the museum at 910-324-5008. 

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