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

Coastal Adventures

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

Students entering grades 7 through 10 will learn more in depth the importance of estuaries and coastal processes in this three-day camp that includes a field trip to the Rachel Carson Reserve, plankton observing, squid dissections, bird watching, and many more hands-on scientific experiments. Class...

Get Tickets $108.00 – $120.00 2 tickets left

Boat in a Day class

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

Each participating team assembles a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for paddling in this course, held in the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. The boat is 12 feet long, 32 inches wide, and weighs about 40...

Get Tickets $585.00 – $650.00 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

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

Boat in a Day class

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

Each participating team assembles a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for paddling in this course, held in the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. The boat is 12 feet long, 32 inches wide, and weighs about 40...

Get Tickets $585.00 – $650.00 4 tickets left

Seashore Life II

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

Students entering grades 5 and 6 will investigate estuarine habitats, plants, and animals through field and lab studies. This three-day course includes a field trip to the Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve, water quality testing, plankton identification, and many more activities. Course runs from...

Get Tickets $108.00 – $120.00

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...

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

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

Maritime Heritage Series: Screw-pile Lighthouses of North Carolina

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

The brick lighthouses along North Carolina’s beaches are famous around the nation, probably none more so than the Cape Hatteras lighthouse at Buxton. But these towers weren’t the only structures that helped mariners navigate our waters during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Join...

Free

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

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.