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

Exploring Coastal Habitats on the Rachel Carson Reserve

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

Join a member of our education team 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 and the sandy, muddy, and wet terrain found on...

Get Tickets $22.50 – $25.00

A Curiosity Grows in Carolina: The Carnivorous Plant That Consumed the 18th Century

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

On April 2, 1759 a letter was penned that would rock the botanical world: the first documented description of the Venus flytrap. Tales of this tiny green predator from the pine savannahs of Southeastern North Carolina would sweep throughout Europe. Join Shannon Walker, curator of...

Free

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...

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: Sea Turtles of North Carolina

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

Come celebrate World Turtle Day! Spending only a brief time on land, sea turtles are quite different from most other turtles we know. From hatchling to adult, a lifetime at sea is no small task for these reptiles that grow so big. Learn about the...

Free

Hiking and History on Shackleford Banks

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

Join a member of our education team and 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...

Get Tickets $31.50 – $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...

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building

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

Explore the art of boatbuilding — beginning with lofting, and moving on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the backbone of small boats — in this two-day, hands-on course. You’ll also learn planking methods, both carvel and lapstrake, and use of...

Get Tickets $180.00 – $200.00

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....

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....

Exploring Coastal Habitats on the Rachel Carson Reserve

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

Join a member of our education team 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 and the sandy, muddy, and wet terrain found on...

Get Tickets $22.50 – $25.00

Fish and Fishing

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

Children entering third and fourth grades will learn about coastal fish and fishing methods. Cane poles, bait, and tackle are provided for dock fishing; seine nets will also be used along a tidal flat. Students will catch and identify marine life in nearshore waters and...

Get Tickets $81.00 – $90.00

Sailor’s Life

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

Students entering grades 1 and 2 and their fearless captain will work together to learn how sailors lived aboard a ship while sailing the seas. The crew will set the rules of the ship and go on a worthy treasure hunt through the museum! Advance registration is...

Get Tickets $81.00 – $90.00

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.