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 Beaufort year-round but they’re not the same individuals and we’re learning a lot from photo-ID and stranding response. The free program is part...

Join the Friends of the Maritime Museum for the 2021 Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla! Yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season can be seen at 5:30 p.m. on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m. on the Beaufort waterfront. The Friends are...

Join Associate Curator Christine Brin for a presentation about everyone's favorite jolly ol' elf! This informational presentation takes a look at the way that the legend of Santa has evolved over the last 1,500 years and touches on Santa's support crew: Mrs. Claus, the reindeer...

Associate Education Curator Christine Brin will be looking at clues from the remains of ships such as Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge and the British warship Mary Rose to share more about the lives of the sailors and pirates during what is commonly called “The Golden Age of...

Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly will highlight the rescue of the captain and three crewmembers from the American schooner Leading Breeze. The vessel wrecked during a severe southeast gale at Ocracoke Inlet on Nov. 23, 1901. Barely holding on to the wreckage and all hopes...

North Carolina has many species of whales that travel near our shores and sometimes strand on our beaches.  This makes it ideal for scientists like Keith Rittmaster and his colleagues to study and promote the conservation and understanding of these endangered marine mammals.  Join Keith to...