Events & Programs

Museum Events


Annual Village Days

Join us in April for our first Annual Village Days!  We will have a long house, fishing weirs, dancing, pottery, games, and SO MUCH MORE!

Come Back for our First Event in 2018!

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Volunteer Days

Building a longhouse and maintaining the village takes a lot of work.  Join us in April to be a part of our volunteer crew!  We will be making cat tail mats, finishing up the longhouse, making fishing weirs, and more!

28 - 30 October 2017

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Summer Programs


Talking Sticks

What is a talking stick? How are they made? Did the Native Americans actually use them?  Join us for an hour long adventure with our Assistant Director to learn all about talking sticks.  Participants will receive their very own "eagle feather" to take home to create their very own talking stick.

2:00 pm Thursdays

June 9 - August 25, 2016


Tattoos Among Native People

Tattoos have a long history, from modern designs to those found on ancient mummies.  But what about Native Americans?  Join our Assistant Director to learn about tattoo and face painting practices.  Participants will have the chance to apply their own design using face paint.

3:00 pm Thursdays

June 9 - August 25, 2016

Sponsored Events


Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

On Museum Day, selected cultural institutions and museums nationwide open their doors free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and visitors. The day is a celebration of learning.

24 September 2016; Saturday

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Take A Child Outside Week

This international program is designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from discovering the natural world and to arm parents, teachers, and other caregivers with resources and recreational activities for exploring local habitats

Some things in life are free . . .

24-30 September 2016

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Outer Banks Wildfest

Lots of fun activities on the island to learn about local wildlife. The museum will have a booth that has activities about bats!  Children can even make their own bat hand-puppet!

We are currently unable to participate in the 2016 Event, check back for 2017 dates

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