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!



Museum Rummage Sale!

Saturday, January 13th from 9:00 - 4:00 in the Riverview Room

We've been cleaning out our closets so we're having a rummage sale! We have holiday decorations, cups/wine glasses and kitchen items, office and craft supplies, and much more! Stop by and check it out!

*Artifacts are not for sale! Only workplace items.

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 $15 per person, plus regular admission for non-members. A free bottle of Torpedo Juice (non-alcoholic) is included for a mid-tour break in the Crew's Mess. Space is limited so reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information call Mike at (920) 684-0218 ext 106.

Tour Dates: This winter's tours are all on Sundays at 1:00 p.m.

  • January 21st
  • February 11th
  • February 25th

Girl Scout Brownies Love Water Day: Winter 2018

Saturday, February 10th 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  

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Join us as we remember the 86 crewmen of the Manitowoc-built submarine USS Lagarto. The sub 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.

May 18th - 20th, 2018 (Modelers) and May 19th - 20th (Public)

Please join us for 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 will be available closer to the event. Trouble downloading or printing? Call 920-242-4943 to ask for a printed copy sent by regular mail.

USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club Event

Saturday and Sunday, June 2 -3, 2018

Local amateur radio operators will set up and operate radio equipment in the crew's mess aboard Cobia and talk to people around the world for  the annual International Ships Afloat Weekend. 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!

$4 on the 4th!

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

July 13-15, 2018

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