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

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...

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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

Maritime Day

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

Join the Friends of the Museum for an old-fashioned, family-oriented picnic at the N.C. Maritime Museum’s expansion site at Gallants Channel in Beaufort. Come and sail in the museum’s fleet of traditional wooden boats; or cast a line with a cane pole, join in games...

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....

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 4 tickets left

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...

Get Tickets $27.00 – $35.00

Seashore Life I

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

Students entering grades 1 and 2 will investigate coastal marine life of the tidal flats, salt marshes, and sounds on local islands during this two-day class. The field-based classes include ferry ride, barrier island hiking, and animal identification. Course runs from 9 a.m. to noon...

Get Tickets $81.00 – $90.00

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: A General History of Mermaids

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

The oceans truly connect us all, from pole to pole and around the equator. The legend of the mermaid is a great representation of that connection, one that binds seafarers the world over. A half-human, half-fish creature has appeared in many cultures throughout time and...

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.