The program, designed for infants (0-2 years) and their caregivers, involves maritime items such as whale bones, shark teeth, and pirate hats! This program, offered every second Thursday, is designed to give the caregiver and infant the chance to bond, learn, and socialize.  Pre-registration required;...

Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers participate in a maritime themed hands-on experience, craft, and activity during this program, which is offered every second Wednesday. Topics rotate between pirates, sharks, whales, and fish with a focus on both experience and exposure. Each program is 45-60...

Learn how to “loft,” the process of taking information from a boat plan and drawing it out in full scale in preparation for creating templates to build a boat. This is one of the first steps in many boatbuilding projects. For the purposes of this...

Join us in the museum auditorium for a showing of “Ribbon of Sand,” which explores the nearby Cape Lookout National Seashore. Films selected in the Maritime Matinee series engage visitors on topics of maritime history, culture and the natural environment of coastal North Carolina. Free,...

Appointments are now available for the museum’s American Red Cross blood drive. The blood drive will be held in the auditorium on March 2 from 1 to 5 p.m.  You can schedule your appointment online at redcrossblood.org, or contact Cyndi Brown at Cyndi.brown@ncdcr.gov or 252-504-7744, and she can add you to the schedule. Those who...

The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the production of high-quality ship models and encourage members and the public to participate in a craft that is as old as shipbuilding itself. The group will meet in the museum auditorium. Meetings are open to the...

Learn how to read a set of plans and use the basic woodworking tools most commonly found in a boatbuilder’s tool kit to shape a lift half-model of a North Carolina Shad Boat during this two-day course at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Harvey W....