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 Matinee: ‘The World’s First Ironclad Warship: Lincoln’s Secret Weapon’

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

In March 1862, opposing ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia battle to a draw but change naval combat forever. Monitor would eventually sink off the coast of Cape Hatteras during a storm and become the nation’s first marine sanctuary. Join us in the auditorium for...

Free

North Atlantic Right Whale Aerial Surveys in North Carolina

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

An upcoming presentation at the museum will focus on the work by a team to document the existence and importance of right whales, as well as their plight, off our state’s coast. North Atlantic Right Whale aerial observers with the Clearwater (Fla.) Marine Aquarium Research...

Free

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....

Get Tickets $108.00 – $120.00 4 tickets left

America’s Boating Club of the Crystal Coast seminar

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

Join  America's Boating Club of the Crystal Coast to learn some key boating tips in their free seminar series, held in the museum auditorium. For information, email fmspsorgedu@gmail.com or call 919-602-6837.

Free

North Carolina’s Oyster Boom

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

For generations, North Carolina’s oyster industry was underdeveloped. This changed in the late 19th century when North Carolina oyster beds attracted attention following overharvesting in the Chesapeake Bay and the nation’s insatiable appetite for oysters. By the late 1880s, North Carolina oystermen and fish dealers...

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: By Hook or By Crook

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

Ranked amongst the fiercest pirates from the “Golden age of Piracy,” Anne Bonny and Mary Read’s stories are ones that daytime TV series wish they could write. Join Associate Museum Curator Christine Brin for a free, informal lecture that shares their scandalous stories. Due to...

Free

Lofting a boat

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

Learn how to “loft,” the process of taking information from a boat plan and drawing it out in full scale in preparation for creating templates to build a boat. This is one of the first steps in many boatbuilding projects. For the purposes of this...

Get Tickets $99.00 – $110.00

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: The Oyster Patrol: Early Enforcement of North Carolina’s Oyster Laws

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

In 1891, North Carolina created the Shell Fish Commission with the purpose of promoting and protecting North Carolina's most valuable fishery: oysters. To enforce the state's oyster laws, North Carolina leased several vessels to patrol the sounds until it purchased Lily, the state's first official...

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...

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
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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.