Maritime Matinee: ‘Storm Warriors’

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

Join us in the museum auditorium for a showing of “Storm Warriors: The U.S. Life-Saving Service,” which tells the dramatic story of shipwrecks and rescues of the United States Life-Saving Service, the precursor to the U.S. Coast Guard. Films selected in the Maritime Matinee series...

Free
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Fall First Fridays

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

Join us this fall for the inaugural "First Friday" art events. During the months of September, October and November, we will host artists at the Port of Call Museum Store with a reception and presentation of their work. The receptions are free and open to...

Free

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...

Get Tickets $5.00 – $10.00 10 tickets left

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,...

Get Tickets $2.00 – $5.00 10 tickets left

Maritime Heritage Series: Whales in 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

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 5 tickets left

Maritime Heritage Series: Indigenous People of North Carolina’s Coast

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

Join Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly and learn about the Native Americans of the coast. Humans inhabited the region well before any European explorers set foot on the land. How did these differing cultures coexist? We will try to uncover some of the history on...

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: Santa Claus, Patron Saint of Sailors

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

Did Santa prefer a green suit before he started wearing his now iconic red? What is Mrs. Claus’s first name? We may not have all the answers regarding the mysterious and jolly figure, but during this family friendly presentation we will try to answer some...

Free
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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

Maritime Heritage Series: Attack on Caribsea

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

Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly will talk about the wreck of the Caribsea, a casualty of World War II. On March 11th, 1942, this cargo freighter was sunk by the German U-boat 158 off Cape Lookout. Its route took it right through what became known...

Free

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,...

Get Tickets $2.00 – $5.00 10 tickets left

Maritime Heritage Series: Getting to Know Beaufort’s Dolphins

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

Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster will discuss the biology and behavior of the bottlenose dolphins that frequent the waters around Beaufort. He will also cover the conservation issues that affect these marine mammals.  Bottlenose dolphins occur in Beaufort year-round, but they are not 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.