The Wisconsin Maritime Museum's USS Cobia Overnight Education Program offers people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience first-hand a taste of submarine life. The program offers not only an educational alternative to the traditional camp-out, it also facilitates an appreciation of history and insight into a unique time in America's past. Boy Scouts have the opportunity to earn towards the American Heritage Merit Badge during their visit, and Girl Scouts can work on their Local Lore Badge. Overnight participants will receive a guided tour and overnight accommodation on board a World War II submarine. In addition to undertaking various educational activities, participants will be offered special supervised access to some non-public areas of the submarine and admission to the museum.
Cost is $44 per person. Food, snacks, or refreshments are not provided. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. The submarine is heated and air conditioned, but participants are encouraged to dress in layers in the winter. Programming begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes accommodations aboard USS Cobia, educational activities, and your museum admission the following day. Souvenirs such as patches or dog tags are purchased at an additional cost, please see our souvenirs page for more information. Advance reservations are required. Available dates can be found on our Overnight Availability Calendar. For details on making a reservation and planning your overnight stay, please select either the Group Overnight information page or the Family Overnight information page.
Group Overnight Brochure (PDF)
Contact the museum at 920-684-0218, extension 106, or toll free at 1-866-724-2356, extension 106, to make a reservation. Questions not answered on this site can be addressed to the Group Tour Coordinator.