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!

 

 

Windigo Fest at the Museum

Saturday, October 7th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for fun Halloween activities at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum during Windigo Fest in Downtown Manitowoc!

Children (12 and under) get in free with a paid adult if they come in a costume!

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:


ALL DAY: Games and coloring in the Riverview Room, Gallery Scavenger Hunt , Raffle Drawings

10:00 am—3:00 pm Open Painting Session: Kids and adult can paint a fall or Halloween themed canvas for just $5 with Brushstrokes with More. (Riverview Room)


10:00 am —5:00 pm Living-Dead History Day aboard Cobia: Self-guided tours with re-enactors.


11:00 am & 12:30 pm Children’s Story Time: Courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library


6:00 pm —10:00 pm Sub Pub: Watch the parade and enjoy the music from the roof deck, featuring Halloween-themed drinks

For more information on Windigo Fest: https://<wbr></wbr>www.windigofest.com/

Haunted Sub & Pub!

Save the Dates! October 27-28, 2017

Join us for a haunted submarine experience aboard our WW II submarine USS Cobia! Our haunted tours will take place October 27th & 28th from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Are you brave enough to discover what lurks beneath the surface at night?The cost is $8 per person and includes indoor waiting!

If you survive the tour, hang out in our Sub Pub and enjoy some Halloween-themed refreshments! (Cash Bar)

May not be suitable for children under 10.

This is a behind the scenes look at a World War II submarine. These smaller tours will last approximately three hours and will give guests a chance to see areas of the submarine not seen on normal tours. This special tour will include ladders and smaller spaces and you must be 16 or older to participate. The cost is $15 per person, plus regular admission for non-members. A free bottle of Torpedo Juice (non-alcoholic) is included for a mid-tour break in the Crew's Mess. Space is limited so reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information call Mike at (920) 684-0218 ext 106.

Tour Dates: This winter's tours are all on Sundays at 1:00 p.m.

  • November 5th
  • December 3rd
  • January 21st
  • February 11th
  • February 25th

USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club Event

Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12, 2017

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 in honor of Veteran's Day. 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!

Girl Scout Brownies Love Water Day: Fall 2017

Saturday, November 4th 9:30 - Noon OR  1:00 - 3:30

Discover the wonders of water! Learn how water connects people all over the world. Be inspired to lead your family and friends as water advocates.

Games + Experiments + Snacks + Role playing + Time on a real submarine = FUN

These activities will help fulfill your “Love Water” Award requirements!

Cost: $6 per Brownie 

Space is limited to 40 Brownies, so call right away to register: 920-374-4004  

Girl Scout Brownies Love Water Day: Winter 2018

Saturday, February 10th 9:30 - Noon OR  1:00 - 3:30

Discover the wonders of water! Learn how water connects people all over the world. Be inspired to lead your family and friends as water advocates.

Games + Experiments + Snacks + Role playing + Time on a real submarine = FUN

These activities will help fulfill your “Love Water” Award requirements!

Cost: $6 per Brownie 

Space is limited to 40 Brownies, so call right away to register: 920-374-4004  

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.

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 will be available closer to the event. Trouble downloading or printing? Call 920-242-4943 to ask for a printed copy sent by regular mail.

$4 on the 4th!

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