Programs and Events

February 2020
Family, Member Events, Teen, Youth
28
Snoozeum

02/28 6:30pm - 02/29 7:30am

Enjoy your own night at the museum at this sleepover for families. Join museum educators for special activities, board games, a movie screening and a night’s sleep in the exhibits. While the submarine will not be open for this event, participants are welcome to enjoy free admission the following day, including a submarine tour. One […]

March 2020
Member Events
06
Member Preview: Spring Cleaning Store Sale

9:00am - 5:00pm

Museum members can shop our spring cleaning sale a day early *and* recieve an additional 10% discount off of already clearanced merchandise. We’re preparing for a store redesign and everything must go! All items in the Museum’s gift store will be 10-80% off. From books and shirts to mugs and decorations, the whole store is […]

Adult, Educational, Exhibits, Family, Member Events, Teen, Youth
07
Sensory Friendly Morning

8:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for Sensory Friendly Mornings, quarterly events for families and children with disabilities that might prefer a quieter, more relaxed museum experience. Accommodations are made during these events to better welcome all visitors including: loud exhibits turned down, sensory alerts posted in areas that might be overstimulating, sensory backpacks, headphones, weighted lap blankets and […]

All, Family
07
Spring Cleaning Store Sale

03/07 9:00am - 03/08 5:00pm

  We’re preparing for a store redesign and everything must go! All items in the Museum’s gift store will be 10-80% off. From books and shirts to mugs and decorations, the whole store is on sale to make room for new product. Head to the museum’s gift store for this two-day event! Museum members enjoy […]

Adult, Educational, Family, Member Events
07
Below Deck: Behind-the-Scenes Tour

10:00am - 12:30pm

  Did you know that museums only display 3-5% of their collection? Join us for this special behind-the-scenes tour of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum’s collection, archive and research library. In addition to a personal two-hour tour, Below Deck includes a catered lunch with museum staff. Below Deck tours will occur quarterly with each program having […]

Scouts
07
Girl Scout Brownie’s Love Water Day

1:00pm - 3:30pm

A Journey badge workshop for Brownies!

Family, Member Events
19
Members Only: Third Thursday

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will open its doors to members after-hours on every third Thursday in 2020. Check out exhibits you’ve missed or simply enjoy a glass of wine while looking out on the lake.   Third Thursday of every month, 5-8pm   Memberships start at just $25. You can join or renew right from […]

Adult, Educational, Family, Member Events, Teen
21
Saturday Learning Series: One of the Guise: The Female Warrior’s Labor Across the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Historian Dr. Caitlyn Perry Dial of Michigan State University will share her discoveries of women who dressed as men to serve the British and American militaries. She dispels myths and shares the tremendous labor it took to conceal their identities as well as work among men completely undetected. This program is a part of our […]

April 2020
Adult, Educational, Family, Member Events
11
Saturday Learning Series: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: The Ship, the Storm, and the Song

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us at this unique program that brings a new perspective to one of the Great Lakes most famous shipwrecks- Edmund Fitzgerald.   The legend of the Edmund Fitzgerald remains one of the most mysterious and controversial shipwreck tales heard around the Great Lakes. Only that of the Titanic surpasses her story in books, film […]

Family, Member Events
16
Members Only: Third Thursday

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will open its doors to members after-hours on every third Thursday in 2020. Check out exhibits you’ve missed or simply enjoy a glass of wine while looking out on the lake.   Third Thursday of every month, 5-8pm   Memberships start at just $25. You can join or renew right from […]

May 2020
All, Family
02
USS Lagarto Remembrance Ceremony

1:00pm - 2:00pm

We honor USS LAGARTO at our annual remembrance ceremony. We will start USS COBIA’s engines and toll the bell 86 times for the lives lost aboard the Manitowoc-built vessel. This is a free community event and all are invited to join us on the riverwalk behind the Museum.

09
Workshop: Introduction to Underwater Archaeology

9:00am - 5:00pm

  The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is thrilled to host an upcoming workshop from the Wisconsin Underwater ArchaeologicalAssociation. The Wisconsin Underwater Archeological Association (WUAA) wuaa.org is pleased to announce an underwater archaeology training workshop in partnership with the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) based in Portsmouth, UK. Internationally recognized, the NAS program provides the knowledge and skills […]

All, Family, Member Events
09
Lecture: How do we know what we think we know about the Griffon?

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Marine historian and antiquarian Brendon Baillod will be presenting two decades of original research on one of the Great Lakes’ most famous and missing shipwrecks- the Griffon. Baillod will discuss the many myths and misconceptions about the Griffon. He will then use primary documents, some of which have never before been translated into English, that reveal […]

15
44th Annual Model Ships & Boats Contest & Display

05/15 - 05/17

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is proud to host the 44th Annual Midwest Model Ships & Boats Contest & Display. Details and registration coming soon.

Family, Member Events
21
Members Only: Third Thursday

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will open its doors to members after-hours on every third Thursday in 2020. Check out exhibits you’ve missed or simply enjoy a glass of wine while looking out on the lake.   Third Thursday of every month, 5-8pm   Memberships start at just $25. You can join or renew right from […]

June 2020
Adult, Educational, Exhibits, Family, Member Events, Teen, Youth
06
Sensory Friendly Morning

8:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for Sensory Friendly Mornings, quarterly events for families and children with disabilities that might prefer a quieter, more relaxed museum experience. Accommodations are made during these events to better welcome all visitors including: loud exhibits turned down, sensory alerts posted in areas that might be overstimulating, sensory backpacks, headphones, weighted lap blankets and […]

Family, Member Events
18
Members Only: Third Thursday

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will open its doors to members after-hours on every third Thursday in 2020. Check out exhibits you’ve missed or simply enjoy a glass of wine while looking out on the lake.   Third Thursday of every month, 5-8pm   Memberships start at just $25. You can join or renew right from […]

Adult, Family, Youth
27
Family Overnight Program

06/27 7:00pm - 06/28 8:00am

Families can spend the night aboard USS Cobia!

July 2020
Adult
08
Sunrise Rooftop Yoga

6:30am - 7:15am

Set a course for a beautiful day with Sunrise Rooftop Yoga at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. This gentle Vinyasa Flow class will include postures to stretch, warm, and tone the body. Surrounded by the soothing elements of nature, participants will experience a moving meditation designed to provide well-being and balance to mind, body, and spirit. […]

Adult
15
Sunrise Rooftop Yoga

6:30am - 7:15am

Set a course for a beautiful day with Sunrise Rooftop Yoga at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. This gentle Vinyasa Flow class will include postures to stretch, warm, and tone the body. Surrounded by the soothing elements of nature, participants will experience a moving meditation designed to provide well-being and balance to mind, body, and spirit. […]

Family, Member Events
16
Members Only: Third Thursday

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will open its doors to members after-hours on every third Thursday in 2020. Check out exhibits you’ve missed or simply enjoy a glass of wine while looking out on the lake.   Third Thursday of every month, 5-8pm   Memberships start at just $25. You can join or renew right from […]

Adult
22
Sunrise Rooftop Yoga

6:30am - 7:15am

Set a course for a beautiful day with Sunrise Rooftop Yoga at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. This gentle Vinyasa Flow class will include postures to stretch, warm, and tone the body. Surrounded by the soothing elements of nature, participants will experience a moving meditation designed to provide well-being and balance to mind, body, and spirit. […]

25
USS ROBALO Remembrance Ceremony

1:00pm - 3:00pm

In honor of the recent discovery of the Manitowoc-built submarine USS ROBALO, we will be hosting a special remembrance ceremony aboard USS COBIA.   If you’re a relative of a ROBALO crewmen, we want to hear from you. Please reach out if you’d like to share your story at the event or with museum staff. […]

Adult
29
Sunrise Rooftop Yoga

6:30am - 7:15am

Set a course for a beautiful day with Sunrise Rooftop Yoga at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. This gentle Vinyasa Flow class will include postures to stretch, warm, and tone the body. Surrounded by the soothing elements of nature, participants will experience a moving meditation designed to provide well-being and balance to mind, body, and spirit. […]

August 2020
Adult
05
Sunrise Rooftop Yoga

6:30am - 7:15am

Set a course for a beautiful day with Sunrise Rooftop Yoga at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. This gentle Vinyasa Flow class will include postures to stretch, warm, and tone the body. Surrounded by the soothing elements of nature, participants will experience a moving meditation designed to provide well-being and balance to mind, body, and spirit. […]

Adult, Family, Youth
08
Family Overnight Program

08/08 7:00pm - 08/09 8:00am

Families can spend the night aboard USS Cobia!

Adult
12
Sunrise Rooftop Yoga

6:30am - 7:15am

Set a course for a beautiful day with Sunrise Rooftop Yoga at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. This gentle Vinyasa Flow class will include postures to stretch, warm, and tone the body. Surrounded by the soothing elements of nature, participants will experience a moving meditation designed to provide well-being and balance to mind, body, and spirit. […]

Family, Member Events
20
Members Only: Third Thursday

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will open its doors to members after-hours on every third Thursday in 2020. Check out exhibits you’ve missed or simply enjoy a glass of wine while looking out on the lake.   Third Thursday of every month, 5-8pm   Memberships start at just $25. You can join or renew right from […]

September 2020
Adult, Educational, Exhibits, Family, Member Events, Teen, Youth
05
Sensory Friendly Morning

8:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for Sensory Friendly Mornings, quarterly events for families and children with disabilities that might prefer a quieter, more relaxed museum experience. Accommodations are made during these events to better welcome all visitors including: loud exhibits turned down, sensory alerts posted in areas that might be overstimulating, sensory backpacks, headphones, weighted lap blankets and […]

Family, Member Events
17
Members Only: Third Thursday

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will open its doors to members after-hours on every third Thursday in 2020. Check out exhibits you’ve missed or simply enjoy a glass of wine while looking out on the lake.   Third Thursday of every month, 5-8pm   Memberships start at just $25. You can join or renew right from […]

October 2020
Family, Member Events
15
Members Only: Third Thursday

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will open its doors to members after-hours on every third Thursday in 2020. Check out exhibits you’ve missed or simply enjoy a glass of wine while looking out on the lake.   Third Thursday of every month, 5-8pm   Memberships start at just $25. You can join or renew right from […]

November 2020
Family, Member Events
19
Members Only: Third Thursday

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will open its doors to members after-hours on every third Thursday in 2020. Check out exhibits you’ve missed or simply enjoy a glass of wine while looking out on the lake.   Third Thursday of every month, 5-8pm   Memberships start at just $25. You can join or renew right from […]

December 2020
Adult, Educational, Exhibits, Family, Member Events, Teen, Youth
05
Sensory Friendly Morning

8:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for Sensory Friendly Mornings, quarterly events for families and children with disabilities that might prefer a quieter, more relaxed museum experience. Accommodations are made during these events to better welcome all visitors including: loud exhibits turned down, sensory alerts posted in areas that might be overstimulating, sensory backpacks, headphones, weighted lap blankets and […]

Family, Member Events
17
Members Only: Third Thursday

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will open its doors to members after-hours on every third Thursday in 2020. Check out exhibits you’ve missed or simply enjoy a glass of wine while looking out on the lake.   Third Thursday of every month, 5-8pm   Memberships start at just $25. You can join or renew right from […]

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

There’s something for everyone! Music, food, sidewalk sales, self-guided submarine tours, fireworks, kid-friendly activities, and so much more! Keep an eye on our Schedule of Events and join us for #SubFest2019!

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