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The Nature Center is currently closed due to flooding during Hurricane Matthew.  The playground is open.  Please check back for updated information or call 252-939-3332. 

Exchange Nature Center

Get your hands wet investigating our salt-water touch tank filled with a variety of different coastal creatures. Explore numerous exhibits of plants and animals indigenous to North Carolina, including live venomous and non-venomous snakes, flying squirrels, talking birds, bears, bobcats and more. (Souvenirs are available for purchase.)

Venture into the cave in the lower level where you will find live turtles, nocturnal animal displays and aquariums depicting life along the full course of the Neuse River.

Activities at the Exchange Nature Center

Salt-water Touch Tank
Our salt water touch tank provides an opportunity to see and touch a variety of coastal creatures.

Wildlife Exhibits
Mount exhibits include bears, deer, turkeys, beavers, snakes and more. You can also see live snakes, venomous and non-venomous, turtles, flying squirrels, birds and more.  

The Cave
The "Underground Cave" is where you will see a skunk, turtles, iguanas, frogs, crayfish, and aquariums filled with fish from the local Neuse River. Don't forget to visit the World's Most Dangerous Creature!


                                                          Nature Trails
There are many self-guided trails located adjacent to the Neuse River near the campground.
Canoes & Kayaks
16' Mohawk canoes and various types of kayaks with oars/paddles and life jackets are available for use. For more information call (252) 939-3367.

Community Fishing Ponds and Piers
The pond is well-stocked with channel catfish through a program developed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to encourage public access fishing in North Carolina.

Neuseway Bird Club
This club is for all types of birders and anyone with a passion for nature, All ages and skill levels are welcomed and encouraged. Bird Walks will be the second Satunday of every month meeting in the Neuseway Nature Park parking lot.
*Free Admission*
For more information on times and field trips
Contact: Bobby Cox at 252-939-3302
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