Hiking and History on Shackleford Banks

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

Experience Outer Banks history and wildlife with a guided hike on Shackleford Banks, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Participants will take a ferry to an undeveloped barrier island. This field trip requires hiking through sandy terrain for long distances. $30. Under 18 must...

$27.00 – $30.00

Maritime Heritage Series: Sea Monsters

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

The Atlantic Ocean is an amazing place, filled with mysteries and fascinating creatures that don’t get the deserved attention they should.  Join Associate Museum Curator Christine Brin in the museum auditorium to learn about some of these unique creatures, once referred to as sea monsters...

Free

Kayak the Salt Marsh

Gallants Channel 293 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort, NC

Join Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly for basic kayak instruction and safety lessons on shore followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim; some kayak experience is recommended. Cost is $35...

$22.50 – $35.00

Maritime Heritage Series: Early Tourism: The Outer Banks

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

The Outer Banks is one of North Carolina's most popular destinations for summer tourism. It is also one of North Carolina's oldest summer destinations. Join Curator of Maritime History David Bennett to explore what tourism looked like along the Outer Banks from the late 18th...

Free

46th Annual Wooden Boat Show

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

46th Annual Wooden Boat Show. Boat registration is $30 for the first boat and $5 for each additional boat. Registration is for land display only; all in-water slips are filled. To register one boat, complete the form below. For registration of more than one boat,...

Free – $35.00

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...

$5.00 – $10.00
Recurring

Ocean Infants

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

During each 30-minute session, caregivers and their infants (ages 0-2 years) will meet with a museum educator to discuss maritime topics, celebrate baby’s development, and work together to create a different maritime-themed DIY sensory activity or toy.  Examples of the featured DIY activities include waterplay bags,...

$2.00 – $5.00

Exploring Coastal Habitats

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

Join Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly to discover the various plants and animals of the salt marsh and tidal flats at the Rachel Carson Reserve. The guided hike will take you through the different habitats found on Town Marsh and Bird Shoal. Cost is $20....

$18.00 – $20.00

Maritime Heritage Series: Maritime Superstitions

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

Cats, women, and banana peels were all considered bad luck if found on the deck of a ship, but why? Join Associate Museum Curator Christine Brin in the museum auditorium as she explores some of the more common maritime superstitions and why they may not...

Free

Kayak the Salt Marsh

Gallants Channel 293 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort, NC

Join Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly for basic kayak instruction and safety lessons on shore followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim; some kayak experience is recommended. Cost is $35...

$22.50 – $35.00

View from the Foc’sle

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

Too often, it is only after a person has departed that we learn about what an amazing life they have lived and wish they had shared their stories sooner.  In this case, we are fortunate that North Carolina native and former US Navy and US...

Free

Adults Only Tour

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

Join Associate Education Curator 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 during this...

$25.00 – $30.00

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.