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.

22sep(sep 22)9:00 am(sep 22)9:00 amFish Printing - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

22sep(sep 22)10:00 am(sep 22)10:00 amBird Photography with Kelley LuikeySound Vision: A Webinar Series10:00 am - 11:30 am

22sep(sep 22)11:00 am(sep 22)11:00 amFish Printing - RSVP Required11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

23sep(sep 23)9:00 am(sep 23)9:00 amReptile Meet & Greet - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

23sep(sep 23)11:00 am(sep 23)11:00 amReptile Meet & Greet - RSVP Required11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

24sep(sep 24)10:00 am(sep 24)10:00 amBuild A Bird Box - RSVP Required10:00 am - 11:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

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

26sep(sep 26)9:00 am(sep 26)9:00 amMake Your Own Slime - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

26sep(sep 26)11:00 am(sep 26)11:00 amCanceled - Eco-Boat Tour11:00 am - 1:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

29sep(sep 29)9:00 am(sep 29)9:00 amFish Printing - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

29sep(sep 29)11:00 am(sep 29)11:00 amFish Printing - RSVP Required11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

30sep(sep 30)9:00 am(sep 30)9:00 amReptile Meet & Greet - RSVP Required9:00 am - 10:00 am 310 Okatie Highway

30sep(sep 30)11:00 am(sep 30)11:00 amReptile Meet & Greet - RSVP Required11:00 am - 12:00 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

The Maritime Center is currently operating on limited hours:

Tuesday-Friday: 1-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Masks are required (ages 3+)


 
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