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...

Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster will discuss “Echo” and his heart.  When the 33.5-foot long adolescent sperm whale came ashore at Cape Lookout in 2004, his bones and heart were preserved for study and display.  During the process, the heart was sent to the...

Join Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly to discover the various plants and animals of the salt marsh and tidal flats at the Rachel Carson Reserve. The guided hike will take you through the different habitats found on Town Marsh and Bird Shoal. Cost is $20....

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 $30...

Appointments are now available for the museum’s American Red Cross blood drive. The blood drive will be held in the auditorium on Oct. 7 from 1 to 6 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. As always,...

David Bennett, curator of maritime history, will explore the growth of the shrimp industry in North Carolina through changes in nets, boats, processing, and transportation. The talk will also discuss how the epicenter of the industry shifted over time from New Hanover County to Brunswick...

Join the Friends of the Maritime Museum for an open discussion with Joe Schwarzer, director of the N.C. Maritime Museum System. Learn what's new and what's ahead while enjoying free refreshments in the museum auditorium....