Maritime at Home

While you can’t come to us, let us come to you — virtually!

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Join us via our social channels Tuesday through Saturday and dive into the fun.



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Educational: kids
Educational: adults

Educational Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is sponsoring free access to Streamable Learning for public schools in Tier One counties during the 2020-21 school year. The museum, which is one of the department’s participating locations, also offers the following resources for educators.

Educator Development

This free Educator Development class for formal, informal, and homeschool educators gives attendees a look at what the museum offers and how to incorporate maritime history and culture into lessons. Each unit is Social Studies plus another subject and how NCMMSpt can help teach about it. Each unit has a short video, activity, and reflection question. It is designed to spark creativity within your own planning as well as how to include the museum outside of only history settings! It is completely self-paced, so you can start and stop as many times as you want to fit your schedule. In total, we are offering .5 CEU to match the 10 hour contact hour = 1 CEU requirement. To sign up, please email (Please note a FREE Gmail account is required to participate.)

Educational bundles

The museum is offering educational packets for children ages 4 and up. The lesson plans incorporate worksheets, an activity, and a surprise gift designed for one of four different age groups: 4 to 6; 7 to 12; 13 to 17; and 18 and up. Each bundle, which is sent via mail, is $15 and all proceeds support the museum. Featured topics are Pirates, Hurricanes, Working on the Water, U.S. Coast Guard,Native Americans, the Civil War, Colonial North Carolina, Women’s History and ECO WarriorsFor information or to order, email

Preschool Program

Help your Little Mariners (ages 4 to 6) prepare to set sail on their school voyage with special preschool bundles that include lesson plan, worksheet, coloring page, craft/activity (with supplies), and exclusive video content. Bundles are $7 per child+tax (discount for Friends members). Topics include: Otters, Transportation, Whales, Ducks, Shipwrecks and the U.S. Coast Guard. For information or to order, email Education Curator Katy Menne

On-Demand Programs

NCMMSpt recognizes that learning is looking different for everyone this season. To assist formal, informal, and homeschool educators with programs typically offered in-person, the crew has designed completely virtual and on-demand programs. All you need is access to the internet for guided video lessons and a printer for worksheets and suggested activities. To access these free resources, email Education Curator Katy Menne. When sending your email request include age range and topic.

Holiday To-go

Have friends or family in town? Want to get a jump start on homemade holiday items? In lieu of in-person holiday programs, we are offering mailed or local pick up options! Sign up for any of the holidays offered at any time! Want it to be Halloween all fall? It’s yours! Want to cool off with winter holidays now? You got it! For $7 per participant, have an afternoon, or several, of crafting and entertainment! Reserve your bundle(s) by emailing Education Curator Katy Menne. When sending your email request include holiday choice(s) and number of participants.