Programs and Events

April 2023
Educational, Online, Think 'n Drink
Think ‘n Drink: Eating for Victory – Food Stories from World War II and Beyond

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Please join us on April 6th at 6:30pm for our free Think & Drink series presentation “Eating for Victory – Food Stories from World War II and Beyond”.  One of the most important places on a submarine is the galley. Working in the heart of the boat, cooks face the task of feeding 80 submariners […]

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, 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 […]

Educational, Exhibits
Public Talk: Bringing Shipwrecks to Life with Becky Kagan Schott

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Becky Kagan Schott will be here to discuss her photos from our latest exhibit, Bringing Shipwrecks to Life. The cost for this 2-hour program is just $15 and includes admission to the museum before or after the talk so that you can view her extraordinary photos. Experience spectacular Great Lakes shipwrecks brought to life by […]

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
June 2023
Adult, Educational, Family
Book Signing: “100 Things To Do In Wisconsin Before You Die”

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Known as the Dairy State, Wisconsin is world-famous for its cheese, beer, brats, and so much more. 100 Things to Do in Wisconsin Before You Die is a comprehensive guide to all the must-see, must-taste, and must-do activities with suggestions and ideas for the whole family. Don your foam cheese hat and feel the thrill […]

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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