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28th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show

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

The museum is excited to welcome the return of the John Costlow Christmas Train Show this year! The annual show, which will be held in the museum auditorium, offers a glimpse into the past with antique working model trains and model trains of all sizes....

Free

Summer Science School registration opens

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

Summer Science School offers students the opportunity to learn about the natural and maritime history of coastal North Carolina during the school break. Programs are planned for students of varying ages, from those entering preschool up to rising sophomores. Click here for a full list...

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...

$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)...

$2.00 – $5.00
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Maritime Heritage Series: Whales off North Carolina

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

North Carolina has many species of whales that travel near our shores and sometimes strand on our beaches.  This makes it ideal for scientists like Keith Rittmaster and his colleagues to study and promote the conservation and understanding of these endangered marine mammals.  Join Keith to...

Free

Maritime Matinee: “Hitler’s Secret Attack on America”

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

During the 2011 NOAA Battle of the Atlantic Expedition, a film crew followed maritime archaeologists on their hunt for the U-576. ”Hitler's Secret Attack on America” combines World War II history and the search for archaeological resources that provide insight into the wartime action off...

Free
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Corporate Oyster Gardens in Late 19th Century North Carolina

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

In the late 19th century, North Carolina promoted the cultivation of oysters to provide a sustainable oyster industry. Large corporate interests quickly became involved and purchased thousands of acres of "submerged lands" in the state's sounds and rivers. These giant oyster gardens triggered rampant speculation...

Free

Museum Under the Stars

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

Following a pirate themed pizza party, participants will learn about the real Golden Age of Piracy and how real pirates compare to their Hollywood counterparts. After the sun has set, activities will move to the museum’s observation deck and front porch to learn how to...

$85.00 – $90.00

12th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off

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

Four guest clam chowder cooks and four cornbread bakers compete in the annual taste-off at the Watercraft Center. Participants will taste samples of the chowders and cornbread and vote for their favorite. Beer and wine included. Tickets are $45 ($40 for Friends of the Museum)....

$40 – $45

Maritime Heritage Series: Golden Pirates of the Silver Screen

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

How did pirates go from being the terrorists of the 1700s to characters in a children’s television show that teaches good manners? This presentation will examine how movies and television have influenced the way we view 18th century pirates today. Join Associate Education Curator Christine...

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...

$162.00 – $180.00
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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

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.