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What Floats Your Boat?

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Upcoming Events:

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:00am
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 8:30am

What Floats Your Boat?

A NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

Bobbing and buoyant!  Join a ranger to learn about the science of buoyancy, a term that is VERY important when you're out exploring the waters around North Carolina.  We will talk about why some objects may be more buoyant than others and what WE need to do to keep ourselves afloat!  You will then get a chance to build your own boat out of recycled material to experiment with its buoyancy.  Whose boat can hold the most weight before sinking?  Come to this program to test your wits!
 

Start Location: 
Visitor Center

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

910-326-4881
hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 34.671, -77.1429

 

  • September to May:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • September to May:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    daily
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
    daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day