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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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....

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

Model Boats

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

Students entering grades 3 and 4 will build a model boat at the museum’s Watercraft Center. They will use museum exhibits and field trips to learn about work boats and boats used for charter fishing and commercial fishing. Cost is $90 per child, and class...

Sold Out $81.00 – $90.00

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....

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

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....

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...

Model Boats

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

Students entering grades 3 and 4 will build a model boat at the museum’s Watercraft Center. They will use museum exhibits and field trips to learn about work boats and boats used for charter fishing and commercial fishing. Cost is $90 per child, and class...

Sold Out $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.