Explore the art of boat building from start to finish during a two-day, hands-on course at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. The course begins with the design and lofting of boats and moves on to the setup, steam bending and...

During each 30-minute session, caregivers and their infants (ages 0-2 years) will meet with a museum educator to discuss maritime topics, celebrate baby’s development, and work together to create a different maritime-themed DIY sensory activity or toy.  Examples of the featured DIY activities include waterplay bags,...

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. Advance registration required....

Students entering grades 1 and 2 will investigate the coastal marine life of the tidal flats, salt marshes and sounds on local islands in this two-day class. Field-based classes include ferry ride, barrier island hiking, and animal identification. Course runs from 9AM to Noon each...

Students entering grades 1 and 2 are invited to work with their fearless captain to learn how pirates like Blackbeard lived, dressed, ate and worked. The pirate crew will work together to set the rules of the ship, learn some battle skills with their wooden...

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...

While this tour has sold out, there are still spaces available for the October 21 tour. Join Associate Education Curator for a selection of maritime stories she'd never tell before 5 p.m. This program is rated R due to language, alcohol, and explicit content. Participants must be...

Children entering preschool are invited to learn a bit about our marine environment during Merry Time for Tots Summer Science School. The program includes a story, estuarine critter observation and a related craft. Cost is $5 per child. Advance registration is required. Call 252-504-7758 or...

Join Museum Conservator Michelle Crepeau for a free, informal lecture that discusses electrolytic reduction—what it is, how it works and why conservators use electrochemical reactions to clean and desalinate marine archaeological metals. Registration is not required for the in-person program, held in the museum auditorium....