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!



Safe Lawns & Safe Beaches

Monday, March 20, 2017   6-8 p.m.

Join us on the first day of spring for a free program to consider the health of your own lawn and the beaches you like to visit.

Patrick Fitzgerald, initiator of Safe Lawns in Door County, will start with a presentation that will identify health risks posed by synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, explore “best practices” such as organic lawns, native plants, yardscapes, etc.; and he will recommend resources that will assist you in making a difference in your yard, neighborhood, and community. Kimberly Busse, Great Lakes Beach Association President, will present an understanding of the health of your beach, what is already being done to protect it, and what you can do to help keep your beaches safe and clean. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed and Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership through a WDNR river planning grant. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 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 19th-21st, 2017  (Modelers) and May 20th-21st (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 are now available here! 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 3 - 4, 2017

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 as part of the annual International Ship’s 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 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