Programs and Events

February 2023
Adult, Educational, Special Tours
USS Cobia Nook & Cranny Tour

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Get a VIP 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 the tour.  Visit our Museum […]

Adult, Family
Paper Crane Pop-Up Bookstore

10:00am - 4:00pm

Paper Crane is a pop-up bookstore serving the Lakeshore community. It’s like a book fair for adults (and children)! They will be set up all day on our main concourse. No admission required to come check them out.

Adult, Educational, Special Tours
USS Cobia Diving Deeper Tour

1:00pm - 4:00pm

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 to three-hour tour focuses more on personal stories and less on technology. This tour is not recommended for children 12 and under due […]

March 2023
Think & Drink: Underground Resistance – The Story of Mildred Fish-Harnack

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Please join us for our March Think & Drink series hybrid presentation “Underground Resistance – The Story of Mildred Fish-Harnack” featuring speaker Käri Knutson. Wisconsin-born Mildred Fish-Harnack was the only American woman to die by Adolf Hitler’s direct order during World War II.  Käri Knutson from UW Madison will tell us the story of Mildred’s […]

Educational, Family, Veterans
COBIA’s 80th Birthday Celebration

10:00am - 4:00pm

Join us in celebrating the 80th anniversary of Cobia‘s keel laying by enjoying carnival games, a movie screening, and a cupcake (while they last)!  Our Cobia Living History group will be on board to share stories and answer questions for self-guided tours. Documentary historian Gregory S. Cooke will present his film “Invisible Warriors” Cake cutting […]

Film screening: “Invisible Warriors:  African American Women in World War II”

12:30pm - 2:15pm

Join the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in celebrating the stories of women working in production and manufacturing industries during WWII and today. Documentary historian Gregory S. Cooke will present his film “Invisible Warriors”   “Invisible Warriors features real pioneers – the first Black women to work in industry and government administrative service. The film is an unforgettable […]

May 2023
All, Veterans
USS Lagarto Remembrance Ceremony

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Our annual USS Lagarto Remembrance Ceremony honors the crew of the Manitowoc-built submarine that was lost on May 3, 1945. This event is free and can be viewed from our Riverwalk.

All, Educational, Exhibits
July 2023

07/01 - 07/04

August 2023
Smoke on the Water Fundraiser

5:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for an evening of networking with local business leaders and community stakeholders while raising money for our education and conservation efforts. Check back later for more info!

December 2023
All, Family
Christmas Tree Ship Day

9:30am - 4:00pm

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!

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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