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

ONLINE BOAT REGISTRATION: 48th Annual Wooden Boat Show

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

Sign up to exhibit your vessel at the 48th Annual Wooden Boat Show, the longest-running boat show in the southeast! Boat registration is $30 for the first boat and $5 for each additional boat. Registration includes an event T-shirt and admission to the opening reception...

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...

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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

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...

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A Curiosity Grows in Carolina: The Carnivorous Plant That Consumed the 18th Century

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

On April 2, 1759 a letter was penned that would rock the botanical world: the first documented description of the Venus flytrap. Tales of this tiny green predator from the pine savannahs of Southeastern North Carolina would sweep throughout Europe. Join Shannon Walker, curator of...

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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...

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: Sea Turtles of North Carolina

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

Come celebrate World Turtle Day! Spending only a brief time on land, sea turtles are quite different from most other turtles we know. From hatchling to adult, a lifetime at sea is no small task for these reptiles that grow so big. Learn about the...

Free

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...

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

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...

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...

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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.