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 two to 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. For reservations or more information call the Museum at (920) 684-0218.
Saturday, December 14th, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, January 11th, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, January 25th, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday, February 9th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, February 23rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, March 2nd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2013
This is a free community day--wonderful for all ages!
Museum hours are 9:00-4:00 today.
Celebrate Christmas in a vintage 1940's nautical way!
9:00-1:00 Enjoy our interactive display, "Christmas Now and Then." Find out how toys, decorations, food, cards, and music of the 1940s Christmas compare to Christmas of today!
9:00-1:00 Make a 1940s era Christmas craft to take home.
10:15 Listen to the jolly holiday singing of the Washington Carolers outside along the Riverwalk.
10:30 Welcome Santa and his elf as they arrive aboard a Susie Q fish tug with a load of trees from Drumm's Trees along the Riverwalk west of the submarine.
10:45-12:00 Visit with Santa and bring your camera for a picture with him in our shipbuilding gallery!
11:00-3:00 Take a submarine tour aboard USS Cobia to reflect on wartime sacrifices.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Meet Captain Gary Schmidt, who will make his work as captain of the tug Dorothy Ann and barge Pathfinder come to life through stories and photos. His new book, written with Warren Gerds, will be available in our museum store.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Photographer authors Ken and Barb Wardius are pleased to share a presentation of the most updated information and stunning photography to accompany the revised edition of their book Wisconsin Lighthouses: A Photographic and Historical Guide. Their book is available in our museum store.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 1:00 p.m.
This free community exchange, made possible by a Wisconsin DNR River Planning and Protection Grant, will feature a look at the significance of the Manitowoc River to our community over the years, with an invitation for people to share their personal stories of activities on or along the river, and memories of events that took place on or near the river. The event will include viewing historic photos as well as short clips from the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Hometown Stories documentary as means to generate discussion. This is the first in a series of 2014 community activities focused on the Manitowoc River. Refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:30-Noon or 12:30-3:30
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) or Wendy (extension 115).
Saturday, March 1, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Cal Kothrade, an award winning maritime artist, underwater photographer, and published dive travel author will present stories and stunning photography of Great Lakes shipwrecks.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 1:00 p.m.
For fifty years, centered around the turn of the 20th century, five boatyards in Racine, Wisconsin turned out a huge number of pleasure boats, from humble canoes to some of the finest yachts in America. This presentation by Stephen Wheeler of Racine profiles those builders using illustrations of many of the varied kinds of boats they produced.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Organized to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's landfall in the New World, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 became a defining moment in Chicago's history and the history of the United States as a whole. Bob Filipowski of greater Chicago will discuss the many maritime aspects of this landmark event as well a legacy that still affects us today.
A fun, educational day filled with maritime-themed activities for young girls. Stations throughout the museum will have three components: a game, a craft, and a short history lesson related to heroic women in the maritime community. Check back for more information!
In addition, there is a tea party for girls, their dolls, and an adult from at 1:00 p.m. The tea will feature tea, lemonade, and treats.
Admission to museum history activities: Girl with doll-FREE, chaperone-$10
Admission to tea party: Girl-$5, chaperone-$5
Reservations for the tea party are required and space is limited to 66 individuals. Reservations will be available at a later date.
Friday-Sunday, May 16-18, 2014
Modelers from throughout the United States 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!
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!