Paid programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Maritime Museum in Beaufort.

Maritime Heritage Series: ‘Crusty Clusters, Hidden Treasure: Concretions in Archaeological Conservation’

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

Is it a seahorse? A plumbing fixture? What about a really big nail? Sometimes artifacts that are buried in the ocean form special crusts called ‘concretion’ that change their appearance and hide their identity. In this lecture, museum conservator Michelle Crepeau discusses what a concretion...

Free

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: U-boat Attack on the Caribsea, WWII

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

Join Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly to learn about the wreck of the Caribsea, a casualty of World War II. On March 11, 1942, this cargo freighter was sunk by the German U-boat 158 off Cape Lookout while heading from Santiago de Cuba to Baltimore, Maryland....

Free

Kids’ Cove

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

Kids’ Cove is a free-play program designed for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers with a different maritime-themed craft and wiggle activity each month.  This is a screen-free program meant to help caregivers connect with their little ones, each other, and their local maritime heritage....

Free

Kids’ Cove

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

Kids’ Cove is a free-play program designed for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers with a different maritime-themed craft and wiggle activity each month.  This is a screen-free program meant to help caregivers connect with their little ones, each other, and their local maritime heritage....

Free

By Hook or By Crook

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

Ranked among the fiercest pirates from the “Golden Age of Piracy,” Anne Bonny and Mary Read have stories that daytime TV could only aspire to. Join Associate Education Curator Christine Brin in the museum auditorium to learn about these women pirates. She will trace what...

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: The North Carolina Shad Boat

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

In the 1870s, George Washington Creef of Roanoke Island developed what came to be known as the "North Carolina Shad Boat." He went on to influence generations of boatbuilders by sharing his design and expertise. The boat design spread throughout northeastern North Carolina, becoming one...

Free

FULL/WAITLIST ONLY: North Carolina Whales and Whaling Symposium

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

Join us for the annual Whales and Whaling Symposium to learn about the history, biology, conservation, and pedagogy of whales and whaling related to the southeast U.S. and Caribbean. The free symposium provides an opportunity to learn which species of whales can be found in...

Free

Spring First Fridays

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

Join us as we kick off our "First Fridays" art events in 2024 We welcome to Beaufort artist Rosalyn Hutchins, who brings her unique jewelry from Oriental, NC. She designs wearable art using handmade lampwork beads. Each piece is embellished with hand-crafted silver, copper and...

Free

Kids’ Cove

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

Kids’ Cove is a free-play program designed for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers with a different maritime-themed craft and wiggle activity each month.  This is a screen-free program meant to help caregivers connect with their little ones, each other, and their local maritime heritage....

Free

Kayak the Salt Marsh

Gallants Channel 293 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort, NC, United States

Join a member of our education team for basic kayak instruction and safety lessons on shore followed by a 1.5-mile paddle through the salt marsh in our sit-in cockpit touring kayaks. The program is recommended for ages 12 and up. All participants under 18 must...

$27.00 – $35.00

Behind the Scenes at Bonehenge Whale Center

Bonehenge Whale Center 275 W Beaufort Rd Ext, Beaufort

Join us for a free 40-minute behind-the-scenes look at Bonehenge Whale Center. Learn about the marine mammals, including bottlenose dolphins, that live off the coast of North Carolina. The preparation of marine mammal skeletons for educational display will also be covered. Not recommended for children under...

Free

Kids’ Cove

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

Kids’ Cove is a free-play program designed for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers with a different maritime-themed craft and wiggle activity each month.  This is a screen-free program meant to help caregivers connect with their little ones, each other, and their local maritime heritage....

Free

Registration and Refund Policy:

Registration costs, less a 10% fee, are refunded when the museum receives cancellation notice at least 48 hours before the start of a program. There is no refund within 48 hours of the start of a program, and tickets cannot be transferred to a later program date within that 48 hour timeframe. Due to material costs and supply, Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center Courses require a 2-week notification for cancellations; only the course fee is refunded if cancellation occurs prior to 2 weeks. 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.