Programs & Events

We offer a variety of educational and recreational programs and exceptional events for all ages that are sure to enlighten, inform and delight.

01jul10:00 am31aug(aug 31)10:00 amAround the Sound(july 1) 10:00 am - (august 31) 5:00 pm

06aug(aug 6)9:00 am(aug 6)9:00 amAnimal Program - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

06aug(aug 6)11:00 am(aug 6)11:00 amAnimal Program - RSVP Required11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

07aug(aug 7)9:00 am(aug 7)9:00 amNature Hike - RSVP Required9:00 am - 11:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

08aug(aug 8)9:00 am(aug 8)9:00 amMake Your Own Slime - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

11aug(aug 11)9:00 am(aug 11)9:00 amFamily Fishing - RSVP Required9:00 am - 11:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

12aug(aug 12)9:00 am(aug 12)9:00 amFish Printing - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

12aug(aug 12)11:00 am(aug 12)11:00 amFish Printing - RSVP Required11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

13aug(aug 13)9:00 am(aug 13)9:00 amAnimal Program - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

13aug(aug 13)11:00 am(aug 13)11:00 amAnimal Program - RSVP Required11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

14aug(aug 14)9:00 am(aug 14)9:00 amNature Hike - RSVP Required9:00 am - 11:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

15aug(aug 15)9:00 am(aug 15)9:00 amMake Your Own Slime - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

18aug(aug 18)10:00 am(aug 18)10:00 amExploring Insects - RSVP Required10:00 am - 11:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

19aug(aug 19)9:00 am(aug 19)9:00 amFish Printing - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

19aug(aug 19)11:00 am(aug 19)11:00 amFish Printing - RSVP Required11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

20aug(aug 20)9:00 am(aug 20)9:00 amAnimal Program - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

20aug(aug 20)11:00 am(aug 20)11:00 amAnimal Program - RSVP Required11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

21aug(aug 21)9:00 am(aug 21)9:00 amNature Hike - RSVP Required9:00 am - 11:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

22aug(aug 22)9:00 am(aug 22)9:00 amMake Your Own Slime - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

25aug(aug 25)9:00 am(aug 25)9:00 amFamily Fishing - RSVP Required9:00 am - 11:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

26aug(aug 26)9:00 am(aug 26)9:00 amFish Printing - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

26aug(aug 26)11:00 am(aug 26)11:00 amFish Printing - RSVP Required11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

27aug(aug 27)9:00 am(aug 27)9:00 amAnimal Program - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

27aug(aug 27)11:00 am(aug 27)11:00 amAnimal Program - RSVP Required11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

28aug(aug 28)9:00 am(aug 28)9:00 amNature Hike - RSVP Required9:00 am - 11:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

29aug(aug 29)9:00 am(aug 29)9:00 amMake Your Own Slime - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

29aug(aug 29)11:00 am(aug 29)11:00 amSTEAM Saturday - Be Pro Be Proud SC11:00 am - 3:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

Story Time

Story Time

During Summer months (June-August)

Blankets, pillows, a story or two and a craft! Story Time is every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. during the Summer months (June-August).
Check our calendar for special dates, and bring the little ones!

STEAM Saturdays

STEAM Saturdays

View our calendar for dates

Enjoy family friendly events hosted at the Maritime Center. Themes vary by month and are sure to include fun for the whole family! Each include a STEAM foundation (Science, Technology, Engineering. Art or Math). Most programs are free, but a charge may be associated with some programs.

Creature Feedings

Creature Feedings

Every Saturday at 2pm

Come by the Maritime Center to see the animals in action! Our Naturalist will feed and discuss the critters in various tanks. Fun for kids and adults alike!
Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks

View our calendar for dates

Tuesday Talks are a great way to learn about the area! Local experts come and teach on the animals, ecosystems and issues facing the Port Royal Sound.

Tickets: $5
Recommended for ages 16+
Call 843-645-7774 to register

Recycled Art Contest

Recycled Art Contest

View our calendar for dates

To help bring awareness to Beaufort County’s plastic bag ban and keep the water and land of the Port Royal Sound Area clean and healthy.
Eco Boat Excursions

Eco Boat Excursions

View our calendar for dates

Spend time aboard with Captain Amber for a scientific expedition on the beautiful Chechessee River!

$45 Adults / $30 Ages 6 – 11
Tour Time: 1.5-1.75 hours
Call 843-645-7774 to register

Kayak the Chechessee with Outside Hilton Head!

This unique kayak tour offers a glimpse into the less-seen areas of Beaufort County, near Hilton Head. This trip embarks from The Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center, and open to all ages and experience levels.

Includes: Professional guide, kayaking instruction, kayak, paddle, and lifejacket rental

Children under 12 must be on a tandem kayak with an adult.
$45 for adults, $35 for youth 12 and under”

Get in Touch

Maritime Center

(843) 645-7774
310 Okatie Highway, Okatie, SC 29909
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm

Get in Touch

Maritime Center

(843) 645-7774
310 Okatie Highway, Okatie, SC 29909
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm

Port Royal Sound Foundation

Information for visiting the Maritime Center

Beginning Wednesday, July 1, the Maritime Center will be operating on limited hours.
Tuesday-Friday: 1-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

All guests (ages 3+) are REQUIRED to wear a cloth mask or face covering.

Our viewing tank is currently under renovation and  Saturday Creature Feedings are canceled until further notice.
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