Join Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly for basic kayak instruction and safety lessons on shore followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim; some kayak experience is recommended. Cost is $35...

The Atlantic Ocean is an amazing place, filled with mysteries and fascinating creatures that don’t get the deserved attention they should.  Join Associate Museum Curator Christine Brin in the museum auditorium to learn about some of these unique creatures, once referred to as sea monsters...

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 terrain for long distances. $30. Under 18 must...

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 spots available for the Oct. 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 21...

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,...

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...

The Bonehenge Whale Center at Gallants Channel is complete and ready to welcome limited visitation. Work conducted at this facility includes research on marine mammals, stranded specimen collection, skeletal rearticulation, education, and conservation of North Carolina whales (including dolphins and porpoise). The Center operates as a partnership between the North Carolina Department...

The Bonehenge Whale Center at Gallants Channel is complete and ready to welcome limited visitation. Work conducted at this facility includes research on marine mammals, stranded specimen collection, skeletal rearticulation, education, and conservation of North Carolina whales (including dolphins and porpoise). The Center operates as a partnership between the North Carolina Department...