Special Events

Events Schedule and Information

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.

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 $7 per person, plus regular admission for non-members. Space is limited so reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information call the Museum at (920) 684-0218.

Tour Dates:

Saturday, November 22nd, 9:00am - Noon
Sunday, December 7th, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Saturday, December 20th, 9:00am - Noon
Saturday, January 17th, 9:00am - Noon
Saturday, January 24th, 9:00am - Noon
Sunday, February 8th, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Saturday, February 21st, 9:00am - Noon
Sunday, March 1st, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Saturday, March 14th, 9:00am - Noon

Healthy Beaches: What You Do Matters AND Beach Restoration: Wisconsin Projects

Monday, November 17th, 2014 6-8 p.m.

This free program sponsored by the Wisconsin DNR River Protection Grant will feature Todd Brennan of Alliance for the Great Lakes and Angela Pierce of Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission as speakers. Their focus will be our beaches:  what information are we gathering through beach clean-up efforts and what does that information tell us about how human activities are affecting the beaches?  And what excellent water testing and beach restoration efforts are being done right in our own area?  Please join us to find out all of this and more!

Christmas Tree Ship Celebration Community Day

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Celebrate Christmas the nautical way! Bring a camera along for pictures with Santa in our special museum setting from 10:30-Noon. Create a Christmas craft, enjoy storytelling and view specially decorated trees! There is no admission fee for this free community day.

Girl Scout Brownies Love Water Day 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015 2014, 9:30 - Noon

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).

This session is fully booked. The next session will be in November 2015.

Girls Make History Day

Sunday, April 12, 2015,  1:00 - 3:30

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is hosting another fun, educational afternoon filled with maritime-themed activities for young girls (grades 2-5). This year's theme is "Girls Shinning the Light and Girls Leading the Way!" 

This year participants will rotate through four activity stations before finishing the afternoon off with an afternoon tea party for girls, their dolls, and an adult. The tea party will include tea, pink lemonade, and a light snack.

Cost: $7.00 per person

Space is limited for the tea so reservations are required. Call the museum at (920) 684-0218 to make reservations.


Saturday, May 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 2nd 2015 as we remember the 86 crewmen of USS Lagarto on the 70th anniversary of her loss. Lagarto was built in Manitowoc and 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.

39th Annual Midwestern Model Ships & Boats Contest and Display

Friday-Sunday, May 15-17, 2015

Modelers from throughout the United States will fill the museum’s Riverview Room with exquisite models for the weekend.  Details will be added as plans are made. Please check back for more information! In the meantime, view a slideshow from our 2014 event here.