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What Floats Your Boat?

Kayaking at Hammocks Beach State Park
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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

Map of North Carolina

 

Contact

910-326-4881

hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

Park office

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.671, -77.1429

 

Hours

  • 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
     
 
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