Children Activities

NAUTI-KIDS BOAT BUILDING

The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is pleased to announce its participation in the Seventh Annual Southport Wooden Boat Show. Staff and Volunteers will be onsite at the museum tent to assist little sailors as they build their own wooden boats, and test their sea-worthiness in a safe, adjacent pond. Ted Dingley and Jim Hummer have created wooden hulls to be completed by the Nauti-kids with masts, sails, decals and paint. Come sand and sail with us; it’s free, and it’s all in fun!


NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM AT FORT FISHER

“What kinds of incredible invertebrates are found along North Carolina’s coast? Where do they live? How do they survive? How can we help them? All of these questions, and more, will be answered at the North Carolina Aquarium’s Invertebrate Station during the Southport Wooden Boat Show. Stop by our station and learn all about some of our most interesting and beautiful wildlife!”

The booth will showcase live animals such as hermit crabs, sea stars, anemones, snails, and other sea life that can be found in the waters of North Carolina’s coast. Seashell activities and crafts will also be offered for all ages. Join us as we celebrate the many living treasures found along our coast!”


NORTH CAROLINA MARITIME MUSEUM, BEAUFORT

“Learn to Sail” or “Climb Aboard”: Kids can climb into a flat bottom skiff with sail and manipulate lines as if sailing it.

“Boatbuilding Tools for Kids” An opportunity for kids to use traditional boatbuilding hand tools (breast drills, planes, scrapers, etc.)