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!



Skyline Princess Tours

Tours will take visitors up the river to where 28 submarines were built in Manitowoc during World War II, around old shipyards and the maritime businesses still operating, including the Burger Boat Company along the Manitowoc River. The tour will then take passengers out on Lake Michigan into the area being considered for a NOAA National Marine Sanctuary. The proposed sanctuary is focused on the many shipwrecks and stories of Lake Michigan off Manitowoc’s shore.


Fourth of July Weekend

July 1st - 3rd: 11:00 am & 3:00 pm

July 4th: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm & 9:00 pm Fireworks Cruise

Cost                                                    Fireworks Cruise

Adults: $25                                          Adults $30

Youth (4-12) $15                                 Youth $18

3 and under are free                           3 and under are free

Tickets can be purchased at the front desk all weekend long.


Subfest Weekend

Friday: 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, & 9:00 pm Fireworks Cruise

Sunday: 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Cost                                                    Fireworks Cruise

Adults: $35                                        Adults $40

Youth (4-12) $25                               Youth $28

3 and under are free                          3 and under are free

Family of 4: $100                                N/A

Tickets can be purchased in the ticket booth near the boat which will be docked behind the submarine.

$4 on the 4th!

$4 admission all day on July 4th and self guided tours of USS Cobia!

July 7 - 9, 2017

Click here for more details!

Haunted Sub & Pub!

Save the Dates! October 27-28, 2017

Join us for a haunted submarine experience aboard our WW II submarine USS Cobia! Our haunted tours will take place October 27th & 28th from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Are you brave enough to discover what lurks beneath the surface at night?The cost is $8 per person and includes indoor waiting!

If you survive the tour, hang out in our Sub Pub and enjoy some Halloween-themed refreshments! (Cash Bar)

May not be suitable for children under 10.

Girl Scout Brownies Love Water Day 2017

Saturday in November (Date TBD), 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: $6 per Brownie 

Space is limited to 40 Brownies, so call right away to register: 920-374-4004