Partnership for the Sounds is dedicated to celebrating the nature and culture of the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula. We share the history of this unique region through our environmental education facilities, with the goal of inspiring all our visitors to cherish everything that eastern North Carolina has to offer.


North Carolina Estuarium

Washington, NC

$5 for adults; $3 children K-12; free 4-under

(252) 948-0000

10:30am-3:30pm, Tuesdays-Saturdays

Roanoke/Cashie River Center

​Windsor, NC

Admission free; donations welcomed

Sept. 2022 temporary hours:

10am-3pm, Thu-Fri; 10am-2pm Sat

(252) 794-2001

10am-4pm, Tue-Fri;  10am-2pm Saturdays

Resuming Oct. 4, 2022

Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center

Columbia, NC

Admission free; donations welcomed

(252) 766-0200

10am-3pm, Wednesdays-Fridays

Tyrrell County Visitor's Center

Columbia, NC

(252) 796-0723

9am-5pm, Mondays-Saturdays