Members and employees of Corporate Fleet Members at Mackinaw level and above enjoy free museum admission and programs year round. For more information on membership, view our membership information page.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Researcher Robert Cook, president of UW-Green Bay’s Learning in Retirement program, is our featured speaker. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, U.S. submarines waged war on Japan. Submarines were the main reason for fall of Japan in WWII. This presentation will explore the efforts of the men and submarines of WWII from1942-1945. This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. If you plan on coming just for the program, the cost is $5.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 6:00 p.m.
What is a watershed? How have past activities affected our Manitowoc River Watershed and Lake Michigan? How can you help protect this watershed? Join Sea Grant fisheries specialist Titus Seilheimer for an enlightening talk. This program is part of a series of activities funded through Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources River Planning and Protection Grant and in partnership with Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership and Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed. There is no charge to attend.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 1:00 p.m.
For fifty years, centered around the turn of the 20th century, five boatyards in Racine, Wisconsin turned out a huge number of pleasure boats, from humble canoes to some of the finest yachts in America. This presentation by Stephen Wheeler of Racine profiles those builders using illustrations of many of the varied kinds of boats they produced. This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. If you plan to visit just for the program alone, the cost is $5.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Organized to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's landfall in the New World, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 became a defining moment in Chicago's history and the history of the United States as a whole. Bob Filipowski of greater Chicago will discuss the many maritime aspects of this landmark event as well a legacy that still affects us today. This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. If you plan to come just for the program, the cost is $5.
Join us for our 4th annual Girls Make History Day on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:30. A fun, educational day filled with maritime-themed activities for young girls. This year’s themes will focus on American Girl Dolls: Caroline – Great Lakes shipping industry in 1812, Rebecca – Immigration in 1914, and Julie – equality and environmental protection in the1970s. Each station will have three components: a game, a craft, and a short history lesson related to the dolls and their relation to our local maritime heritage. In addition, there will be an afternoon tea party for girls, their dolls, and a parent at 2:00 and will include a variety of desserts, tea, and lemonade.
Admission to this event is $7 per person and includes museum admission, the activities, and tea party. Space is limited for the tea so reservations are required. Call the museum at (920) 684-0218 to make reservations. For those who just want to take part in the activities and not the tea, we are offering a discounted price of $5 per person.
Friday-Sunday, May 16-18, 2014
Modelers from the United States and Canada will fill the museum’s Riverview Room with exquisite models for the weekend. A modelers’ symposium, roundtable, and outdoor r/c model pond, and banquet are all part of the festivities. Visitors can even vote for their favorite model!
Modelers who are interested in participating can download all registration materials.
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Join us as we remember the crew of Wisconsin's State Boat, USS Lagarto. This ceremony will take place on the deck of USS Cobia and will include an engine start and ship's whistle salute. The ceremony is free and open to the public and can be viewed from the Quarterdeck.
Join the Wisconsin Maritime Museum for a unique Halloween experience. Our 6th annual Maritime History Ghost Walk offers the chance to hear true Great Lakes tales with an eerie twist. The cost is $5 for Adults and $3 for children. Not recommended for children under 5. Cider and cookies are available before or after the walk.
After your Ghost Walk check out The House of Bathory just two blocks away!
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: $5 per Brownie
Space is limited to 40 Brownies, so call right away to register: 920-684-0218 and ask for Karen (extension 105).