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.

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 $7 per person, plus regular admission for non-members. Space is limited so reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information call the Museum at (920) 684-0218.

Tour Dates:

Sunday, November 2nd, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 22nd, 9:00am - Noon
 
Sunday, December 7th, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Saturday, December 20th, 9:00am - Noon
 
Saturday, January 17th, 9:00am - Noon
Saturday, January 24th, 9:00am - Noon
 
Sunday, February 8th, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Saturday, February 24th, 9:00am - Noon
 
Sunday, March 1st, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Saturday, March 14th, 9:00am - Noon

Annual Beach Clean-Up and Afternoon River Paddle

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Can you spare a couple of hours to help keep our Lake Michigan beaches beautiful?  If you can join us from 9:00-11:30 on this day, please contact Kim at 920-242-1993 or email fmrwinfo@gmail.com and we will get you connected with a beach cleaning team!

Then at 1:30 pm meet us at Manitou Park to enjoy a paddle to the mouth of the river. You'll get the newly published Manitowoc River Watershed Guide and the Early History River Guide (made possible by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council) to aid you in understanding our river and its place in the lives of people who have always and will continue to live along it. You can reserve a free kayak from the Manitowoc Marina by calling 920-682-5117. They are available on a first come-first served basis. Free shuttles will be available back to Manitou Park courtesy of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Y.

Smithsonian Day Live!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

As a Smithsonian Affiliate we invite people to download a Smithsonian pass to visit the museum free of charge on this special day. Visit this website to get your pass, good for two people:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets/

The day will include a special “Focus on Fishing” as we welcome special guests who will share stories of the commercial fishing industry of the past as well as the challenges of the present.

Maritime History Ghost Walk

Friday October 24 & Saturday, October 25, 2014    6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m (last walk at 7:30)

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. (The walk is indoors this year)

After your Ghost Walk check out The House of Bathory just two blocks away!

Girl Scout Brownies Love Water Day 2014

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).

USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club Event

Saturday and Sunday, November 8 - 9, 2014

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.  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!

Girl Scout Brownies Love Water Day 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015 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).

39th Annual Midwestern Model Ships & Boats Contest and Display

Friday-Sunday, May 15-17, 2015

Modelers from throughout the United States will fill the museum’s Riverview Room with exquisite models for the weekend.  Details will be added as plans are made. Please check back for more information! In the meantime, view a slideshow from our 2014 event here.