Public Programs

Sensory Saturday


Join the museum for the first Saturday of every month for a sensory friendly morning! From 9am – 11am enjoy dimmed lights, no audio and a special activity!
No registration required
All ages welcome

Third Tuesday


Navigate your way to the Southport Community Building (223 E. Bay St.) at 7pm every third Tuesday of the month for a special lecture series. While there sign up for upcoming programs, update your membership and pick up new articles written by the crew of the museum!
Registration closes at 5pm the day of the lecture!
16 years and older

Nautical Namaste


Join local yogi on the Garrison Lawn for an hour of yoga! From first timers to experts, all experience levels are welcome! Please bring your own mat and remember to make your reservation early!
All programs are subject to NC State taxes
10% discount for Family Membership and above
Registration closes the day prior at 5pm
13 years and older

National Maritime Day Celebration


Head to the Garrison Lawn for a festival complete with hands-on activities and games. All your favorites will be in attendance teaching about maritime culture and history! Starting with the Age of Sail and continuing through present day, learn about our first mariners and those who carry on the traditions today!
No registration required
All ages welcome

Commemorating Hurricane Hazel

Head down to the Southport Community Building (223 E. Bay St.) for a special series on hurricane preparedness and recovery! Join local, state and national agencies in learning the best way to prepare your home for a hurricane and look at Hurricane Hazel 65 years later.
No registration required
All ages welcome

Navigation Station


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing with NCMM Southport! Learn how to navigate by the stars, read and create nautical charts and much more!
No registration required
All ages welcome

Civil War Living History


Ready for a historically fun time? Mingle with Civil War reenactors, dance to live music, try your hand at games or enjoy the crafts. Weapon demonstrations and snacks round out this weekend.
No registration required
All ages welcome

Holiday Programs

Maritime Valentines

Drop the kids off for a kid-free valentines evening. Our staff and volunteers will assist with homework, play games, have arts and crafts time as well as dinner and a movie.
All programs are subject to NC State taxes
10% discount for Family Membership and above
Registration closes the day prior at 5pm
4 – 12 year olds

4th of July


The museum is open on July 4th! Enjoy the Southport Parade then come visit us to cool off! Special scavenger hunts will keep all ages entertained while exploring the exhibit hall!

Halloween

Enjoy spooky crafts and activities for two hours on the Saturday before Halloween! Wear your costumes for our costume contest and hunt for our ghostly clues in the exhibit hall.
All programs are subject to NC State taxes
10% discount for Family Membership and above
Registration closes the day prior at 5pm
All ages welcome

Fall


Make autumn crafts, play games until you fall and sneak around the exhibit hall for two hours on Saturday!
All programs are subject to NC State taxes
10% discount for Family Membership and above
Registration closes the day prior at 5pm
All ages welcome

Winter

Needing some artwork to decorate the house? Come by the museum for our two-hour program on Saturday to make crafts and have story time. Holiday Scavenger hunts will be available and maybe even a visit from our jolly ol friend!
All programs are subject to NC State taxes
10% discount for Family Membership and above
Registration closes the day prior at 5pm
All ages welcome