Special Events

Events Schedule and Information

Members enjoy free museum admission and free or reduced admission to programs year round.  For more information on membership, view our membership information page.

Temporary Exhibit: "Wisconsin's Underwater Treasures"

Wisconsin's Underwater Treasures highlights shipwrecks of the mid-lake region of Lake Michigan. This exhibit features new interactive kiosks and broader selection of artifacts from culturally significant shipwrecks in the proposed Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary!



Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Join us as we remember the 86 crewmen of the Manitowoc-built submarine USS Lagarto. The sub was sunk on May 3, 1945. The ceremony will take place on the deck of USS Cobia. This free event can be viewed from the museum's Quarterdeck.

Saturday Learning Series: The Goodrich Steamship Line

Saturday, May 12th at 1:00 pm

Learn about the 77 year history of the Passenger and Packet freight company established by Albert E. Goodrich and the archaeological investigations of three of the Goodrich vessels, the tug ARCTIC and the steamers ATLANTA and WISCONSIN.

Admission for the program is $5.00 or included with your regular paid admission. Museum members are free.

May 18th - 20th, 2018 (Modelers) and May 19th - 20th (Public)

Please join us for the longest running, judged model ships and boats contest in the nation! Meet modelers, watch demonstrations, vote for your favorite model and more. Registration materials are now available by clicking here. Trouble downloading or printing? Call 920-242-4943 to ask for a printed copy sent by regular mail.

USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club Event

Saturday and Sunday, June 2 -3, 2018

Local amateur radio operators will set up and operate radio equipment in the crew's mess aboard Cobia and talk to people around the world for  the annual International Ships Afloat Weekend. Members of the Museum and the Radio Club consider it a distinct honor and a privilege to participate in this annual event.  Visitors can see and talk with Amateur Radio Club NB9QV members on board the submarine this weekend!

$4 on the 4th!

$4 admission all day on July 4th and self guided tours of USS Cobia!

July 13-15, 2018

Click here for more details!