Children’s Summer Classes

Summer Classes for children are held each June through August. Contact the museum for brochures and applications.  We do not take reservations for classes, programs, or field trips by email.

The Junior Sailing Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Museum, is for ages 8-15. The program teaches seamanship, navigation, boating safety, and sailing techniques to the beginning and intermediate sailors. Students sail International Optimist Dinghies or Vanguards during the two-week sessions and final Regatta Week.

Summer Science School for Children is designed for entering 1st-10th graders to investigate the coastal environment and maritime history of NC. Day classes range from pirates, boat models and mariners, underwater archaeology, seashore life, fishing, fossils, kayaking, surfing, to saltwater science. Overnight classes on barrier island wildlife and sea turtles are offered at Cape Lookout.