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: "Treasures of NOAA's Ark and Wisconsin's Underwater Treasures"

This exhibit features artifacts representing all areas of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) including themes of history, navigation, weather, and fisheries.  It also highlights shipwrecks of the mid-lake region of Lake Michigan.

Follow this link to see updates on activities related to this exhibit, which will be in place through October.

Diver Meet-n-Greet

Thursday, July 30, 2015   6:30-8:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Historical Society maritime archaeologists Tamara Thomsen and Caitlin Zant, along with other project divers, will share information about their survey of the shipwreck S.C. Baldwin off the coast of Two Rivers. Here’s an excellent opportunity to be the among the first to hear of the discoveries taking place this summer right here in Lake Michigan! The exhibit "Treasures of NOAA's Ark and Wisconsin's Underwater Treasures" will also be open for viewing. The cost for the program is $5 per person. It is free for members of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Light refreshments will be available.


USS Cobia Family Overnights

Saturday, August 8

Call Mike at 920-684-0218 ext. 106 for reservations.

Visit our Family Overnight page for more information!

Cigar Fundraiser

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Master cigar roller Pablo Romay will be arriving from Florida to roll cigars available for purchase. Also, Joey DiSalvo from Latrobe, Pennsylvania will be a guest speaker. For $100 per person, each attendee will receive three cigars, free craft beer, a self guided tour of Museum, guided tour of USS Cobia, and heavy hors d' oeuvres.

Smithsonian Day Live!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

If you’re not a member of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum you have the opportunity to gain free admission for this special day only by downloading a ticket from  www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets/ after August 1st.

Special activities today include programs by renown “Shipwreck Hunter” David Trotter. He will show and tell stories of his long career as a Great Lakes diver. Watch for updates on times and titles of his presentations.


Haunted Submarine!

October 30th & 31st, 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Join us for a haunted submarine experience aboard our WW II submarine USS Cobia! Our haunted tours will take place October 30th & 31st from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Find out what happens aboard the sub when the lights go out…

May not be suitable for children under 10.

Girl Scout Brownies Love Water Day 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015 2014, 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: $5 per Brownie 

Space is limited to 40 Brownies, so call right away to register:  920-684-0218 and ask for Karen (extension 105).

(The next session will be in February 2016)

40th Annual Midwestern Model Ships & Boats Contest and Display

May 20th-22nd, 2016  (Modelers) and May 21st-22nd (Public) Please join us for our 40th anniversary of 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 for modelers will be available in early 2016.