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

Spring First Fridays

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

Join us as we kick off our "First Fridays" art events in 2024 We welcome to Beaufort artist Rosalyn Hutchins, who brings her unique jewelry from Oriental, NC. She designs wearable art using handmade lampwork beads. Each piece is embellished with hand-crafted silver, copper and...

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....

Free

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...

$27.00 – $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...

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....

Free

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...

$22.50 – $25.00

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: Beaufort’s Dolphins, Getting to Know Them

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

Join Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster for an informal discussion about the biology, behavior, and conservation issues affecting "Beaufort’s Dolphins."  Bottlenose dolphins occur in the waters off Beaufort year-round but they’re not the same individuals all year. We are learning a lot about these...

Free

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: The International Fishermen & Allied Workers of America in Eastern North Carolina

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

Following World War II, the Congress of Industrial Workers embarked on a campaign to unionize the South. As a part of that campaign, the International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America, a small Seattle-based labor union, attempted to unionize North Carolina’s commercial fishing industry. The...

Free

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: The Cape Lookout Lighthouse

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

Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly will talk about the history of the Cape Lookout lighthouse, an iconic landmark of Carteret County. The presentation will cover both lighthouse structures at Cape Lookout, the extant 1812 tower, and the still standing 1859 tower. Many images of the lighthouse...

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....

Free

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...

$27.00 – $35.00

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: Conservation Basics: Identifying and Dealing with Museum Pests

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

Many museum artifacts provide tasty treats for a variety of insects, animals, and fungi. A big part of museum conservation is preventing damage to our artifacts, which means knowing what’s eating your collection! Join museum conservator Michelle Crepeau in this lecture all about identifying common...

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.