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...

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....

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...

While this tour is 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...