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!



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. The last one of the season is:

  • February 25th

Effective Communication in the Face of Skepticism: Climate Change

Saturday, February 17, 1:00-3:00 pm


How do we effectively communicate with others on climate change in the face of skepticism?  Despite resistance, we as individuals have the authority to communicate with our peers and act in concert with one another to make change. In this workshop, you will learn ways to communicate about climate change in a positive, assertive, and effective manner. You will also walk away with tools needed to make a difference in your community.

Led by Katie Krouse, Coordinator for the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, this is a free event sponsored through a WDNR River Planning Grant through Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership and hosted by Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed. 

Cobia's 75th Birthday Bash!

Saturday, March 17th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The keel of USS Cobia was laid down on March 17, 1943. Join us as we celebrate her 75th birthday! Admission will be $7.50 a person.

The Cobia re-enactors will be on the sub for self-guided tours. There will be educational displays, music, crafts and games, a scavenger hunt, and a raffle! We'll have a cake cutting ceremony noon and a limited number of cupcakes to share!

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 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!