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.

38th Annual Midwestern Model Ships and Boats Contest & Display

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.

For answers to your questions, call Wendy toll free at 866-724-2356 x 115 or email wlutzke@wisconsinmaritime.org.

A huge THANK YOU to all our sponsors:


USS Lagarto Remembrance Ceremony

Saturday, May 24th @ 1:00pm

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 a possible engine start and ship's whistle salute. The ceremony is free and open to the public and can be viewed from the Quarterdeck.

USS Lagarto was a Manitowoc-built sub that was lost on May 3, 1945.

A special Thank You to the Clipper City Chordsmen, Navy Reservists and Sea Cadets, AV Dynamics, and the local AmVets, American Legion, and VFW posts for your support!

USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club: Museum Ships On the Air

Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7, 2014

Amateur Radio Operators will set up and operate radio equipment from various museum ships and museums around the world.  This provides a means to remember and pay honor to veterans of all nations.  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!

Getting a Grip on Invasive Species

Photo credit: Michigan Sea Grant

Wednesday, June 4, 2014  6:00 p.m.

Join us for a panel discussion on invasive species in the Manitowoc County area. Our panelists will include Tom Ward:  The Dirty Dozen Invasive Species in Manitowoc County; Jennifer Powell:  Lakeshore Invasive Species Management Area and Jim Knickelbine:  Restore the Shore.  Learn how you can get involved as a citizen volunteer monitor right in your own backyard!


Maritime History Ghost Walk

Friday October 24 & Saturday, October 25, 2014    7:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m (last walk)

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!

Girl Scout Brownies Love Water Day

Saturday, November 8, 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).