Lift Half Model Class

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center 322 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

Learn how to read a set of plans and use the basic woodworking tools most commonly found in a boatbuilder’s tool kit to shape a lift half-model of a North Carolina Shad Boat during this two-day course at the museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center....

$108.00 – $120.00

Merry Time for Tots

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC

Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers participate in a maritime themed hands-on experience, craft, and activity during this program, which is offered every second Wednesday. Topics rotate between pirates, sharks, whales, and fish with a focus on both experience and exposure. Each program is 45-60...

Get Tickets $5.00 – $10.00

Ocean Infants

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC

Looking to meet other new parents? Ready to discover hands-on activities? Want to explore the maritime world? Then join us for Ocean Infants, where caregivers and infants (0-2 years) will bond, learn, and socialize. During each 30-minute session, caregivers and their infants (ages 0-2 years)...

Get Tickets $2.00 – $5.00

Maritime Heritage Series: Love at Sea

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Duels, deathbed confessions and love triangles help make up some Crystal Coast love stories that will be recounted in honor of Valentine’s Day. Associate Education Curator Christine Brin will share eight of her favorite love at sea stories during this special holiday presentation. Free, no...

Free

Adults Only Tour

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC

Join Associate Education Curator Christine Brin for a selection of maritime stories she'd never tell before 5 p.m. This program is rated R due to language, alcohol, and explicit content. Participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Laugh, drink, and learn...

Sold Out $30.00

Boat Buying 101

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC

Join  America's Boating Club of the Crystal Coast to learn some key tips for purchasing a new vessel. The free program will be held in the museum auditorium. For information, email fmspsorgedu@gmail.com or call 919-602-6837.

Free

Heart of the Sea

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC

Join Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster for a free, informal presentation about our beloved whale “Echo.” Learn about putting together his skeleton and preserving his heart during this presentation that also covers the story of Bonehenge Whale Center.  The free program will be held...

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: Don’t Be So Salty, Diffusion and Desalination in Archaeological Conservation

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Ever wonder why archaeological conservators keep things in tanks, or why a crusty cannon can take more than 10 years to travel from ocean floor to museum showcase? Join Museum Conservator Michelle Crepeau as she breaks down the fundamentals of desalination and the underlying science...

Free

North Carolina’s Antebellum Shad and Herring Fishery

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

For generations, river herring and shad were the most important fisheries in eastern North Carolina. Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett in the museum auditorium to explore the business of operating these fisheries and the role of black labor in the decades prior to the...

Free

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center 322 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

Explore the art of boat building from start to finish during a two-day, hands-on course at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. The course begins with the design and lofting of boats and moves on to the setup, steam bending and...

Get Tickets $162.00 – $180.00 4 tickets left
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Carolina Maritime Model Society Meeting

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC

The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the production of high-quality ship models and encourage members and the public to participate in a craft that is as old as shipbuilding itself. The group will meet in the museum auditorium. Meetings are open to the...

Free

Merry Time for Tots

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC

Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers participate in a maritime themed hands-on experience, craft, and activity during this program, which is offered every second Wednesday. Topics rotate between pirates, sharks, whales, and fish with a focus on both experience and exposure. Each program is 45-60...

Get Tickets $5.00 – $10.00

Registration and Refund Policy:

Registration costs, less a 10% fee, are refunded when the Museum receives cancellation notice at least two weeks before the start of a program.  There is no refund within two weeks of the start of a program.  The Museum reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet the minimum participant requirement up to one week before the program is scheduled.  In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment, participants who have submitted a fee will receive a full refund.  If a program is canceled due to inclement weather and unable to be rescheduled for another date, the participants will receive a full refund.