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Hammocks Beach State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

Come out to Hammocks Beach State Park and experience the thrill and excitement of a STARLAB portable planetarium at the park! Sponsored by Woodmen Life– you will get a chance to encounter the universe and learn about the solar system and all the exciting myths and mysteries behind our dark skies.  There will be several other activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy!

If it's a clear night we will bring out the telescopes and binoculars to get a closer look at some of the planets and stars that will be shining that night.

The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant.  http://www.ncspacegrant.org/

 

Date of Event:
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Start Location:
Park Maintenance Area

NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

It's Earth Day Weekend - celebrate by taking a trip to Hammocks Beach State Park!

Join a ranger for an exciting and educational hike through the woods as we explore some of the sights and sounds along the park’s new walking trail.  You will learn about the different plants and animals that can be found in some of the forests here in coastal North Carolina while taking in the fresh air.  You never know what types of wildlife you may get a glimpse at!

The park has a very limited supply of binoculars to use, so bring your own if you have them.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Are you looking for some ideas of what to do with some of your beach findings you have been collecting over the years?  Come out to the park for this monthly series that explores different craft ideas for your beach treasures.  You will get a chance to build your own craft to take home!

This month's craft: Mason Jar Butterfly Feeder

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY CONTACTING THE PARK OFFICE: 910-326-4881

 

Date of Event:
Sun, 04/22/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

Not everything goes bump in the night, but a croak, caw, or screech can be just as mysterious in the darkness! 

Come and learn to distinguish the sounds of the night with this program that introduces you to your night time neighbors.  We will talk about common animals that become active when the sun goes down, as well as some more rare nocturnal friends.  The forest never sleeps!

 

Date of Event:
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

Come out to the park and test your scientific knowledge about common household items! Can you get a paperclip to float on water?  What is the trick to getting an egg inside a narrow glass bottle?  Is it possible to make plastic from milk?!  

We will talk about density, friction, and other science topics while testing these ideas through amazing hands-on experiments.  Prepare to get your hands wet!

 

Date of Event:
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

Hammocks Beach State Park

1572 Hammocks Beach Road
SwansboroNC 28584
Phone910-326-4881
hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.671000
Longitude: -77.142900

Park Hours:

September - May: 8am - 6pm
June - August: 8am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
September - May: 8am - 5pm daily
June - August: 8am - 6pm daily

Closed Christmas Day