Programs and Events

October 2022
Think & Drink: Sketching the Great Loop

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Please join us for our October Think & Drink series presentation, “Sketching the Great Loop!” Jill Iverson, a member of the Lakeshore Artists Guild, spent a year traversing America’s Great Loop, a circumnavigation of the eastern third of the US and Canada in a 33 foot trawler, and created a sketch journal along the way. […]

Adult, Educational, Special Tours
USS Cobia Nook & Cranny Tour

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Sub Vet Greg Miller on a more in-depth tour aboard Cobia. Explore areas of the sub not open to guests on regular tours. This two-hour tour focuses on how WWII submarines work and allows time for all your questions! This tour is not recommended for children 12 and under due to the length of […]

Adult, Educational, Special Tours
USS Cobia Diving Deeper Tour

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Sub Vet Greg Miller on a more in-depth tour aboard Cobia. Learn what it was really like living and working on a submarine with 80 men for two months. This two-hour tour focuses more on personal stories and less on technology. This tour is not recommended for children 12 and under due to the length […]

Family, Teen, Youth
Sensory Friendly Morning

8:00am - 12:00pm

Museums are for everyone! Join us for a sensory-friendly morning designed for anyone looking for a more relaxed museum experience, no matter their age or ability level, and their families. At this free event, you’ll have access to the Museum as well as an opportunity to take a sensory-friendly submarine tour. Loud exhibit sounds will […]

November 2022
Think & Drink: Fire On the Water

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Please join us for our November Think & Drink series presentation, “Fire On the Water: Revisiting the shipwrecks Niagara and Phoenix!” In this immersive presentation, Kevin Cullen (WMM Deputy Director), will provide new insights into two pre-Civil War shipwrecks that burned on Lake Michigan and what we can learn about the passengers aboard these historic immigrant […]

Veteran’s Day

10:00am - 4:00pm

In honor of Veterans Day, all military veterans from any branch and era of service will receive FREE museum admission for the day! The museum will be open from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Submarine tours will also be available throughout the day. Check with the Front Desk staff for a tour schedule!

December 2022
Think & Drink: Endurance22 – Finding Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance!

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Please join us for our December Think & Drink series presentation, “Endurance22 – Finding Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance!” In February 2022, an international team of explorers and scientists journeyed to one of the harshest, most remote places on Earth–the Weddell Sea, off Antarctica–in search of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, Endurance. Using coordinates and clues left […]

All, Family
Christmas Tree Ship Day

10:00am - 2:00pm

Join us for our Annual Christmas Tree Ship Day festivities! Santa will arrive on a Susie Q fish tug with a load of Christmas Trees! After, he will greet families in the Museum. Sub tours and Christmas crafts will be available. Admission for the day is free! More details will be added later.

Overnight Programs

Sound the dive alarm, press the torpedo firing button, sleep in the sub, check out the nooks and crannys, and enjoy more interactive activities on USS Cobia. Groups, families, and individuals can participate in our interactive submarine overnight, offered year round.

Event Rentals

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers a variety of facilities that can be rented for private and public events, corporate meetings, seminars, and presentations.  Consider hosting your next event at our unique venue!

Sub Pub on the Water

The Sub Pub opens on Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day every year. Come up to the Roof Deck to enjoy the downtown view and sunset along the river and with a view of Lake Michigan and a cash bar. 

SubFest at Fourth on the Shore!

There’s something for everyone! Music, food, self-guided submarine tours, fireworks, kid-friendly activities, and so much more! Keep an eye on our Schedule of Events and join us for #SubFest2022!

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