Programs and Events

May 2024
Admission, Adult, Educational, Special Tours, Veterans
SOLD OUT – USS COBIA Nook & Cranny Tour

12:30pm - 3:00pm

Have you ever wanted to see or know more about USS Cobia than what is offered on the regular tour? Get a behind-the-scenes tour of our World War II submarine […]

Sub Pub
Season Preview Night at Sub Pub on the Water

5:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for a special season preview night up at Sub Pub on the Water, the WMM’s rooftop bar! Sub Pub is open every Thursday and Friday evening from 5:00PM-10:00PM […]

Sub Pub
Opening Night at Sub Pub on the Water

5:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us every Thursday and Friday evening from 5:00PM-10:00PM all summer long up at Sub Pub on the Water, the WMM rooftop bar! No cover charge. Embrace the family-friendly atmosphere […]

June 2024
Admission, Adult, Educational, Special Tours, Teen, Youth
Museum Ships Amateur Radio Weekend

06/01 9:00am - 06/02 5:00pm

The USS COBIA Amateur Radio Club (call sign NB9QV) will be set up in the Crew’s Mess aboard USS COBIA all weekend long, June 1-2, 2024, reaching out to other […]

All, Educational, Sub Pub, Think 'n Drink
Think & Drink – The Music of “Victory at Sea”

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Please join the Wisconsin Maritime Museum on June 6th at 6:30pm for our Think & Drink series presentation “The Music of Victory at Sea” with Professor George Ferencz. The featured […]

Admission, All, Educational, Exhibits
Public Exhibit Opening: Turning the Tide – The Role of Manitowoc’s LCTs in WWII

9:00am - 5:00pm

Visit us on Saturday, June 8 and walk through our newest exhibit: Turning the Tide – The Role of Manitowoc’s LCTs in WWII! The Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company built more than […]

Adult, All, Educational, Family
Fog Horn Demonstrations

11:00am - 3:00pm

The sonic boom of a fog horn can pierce through the thickest fog to warn ships of upcoming hazards. From 11:00am-3:00pm on Saturday June 15, 2024, join the Wisconsin Maritime […]

Adult, All, Family, Teen, Youth
Beach Clean-Up

9:30am - 11:00am

Join the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in keeping our waterways clean! We will be hosting a beach clean-up at the YMCA Beach in Manitowoc, Wisconsin beginning at 9:30am on Saturday, June […]

July 2024
Adult, Educational, Family, Veterans
SubFest 2024

07/04 - 07/07

SubFest, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum’s annual celebration of all things submarine, will be July 4-7, 2024 right here in Manitowoc, Wisconsin! Join us in celebrating the history of the Silent Service, including […]

August 2024
Adult, Educational, Exhibits, Family, Sub Pub
Plein Air Paint Out

11:00am - 6:00pm

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum and the Rahr-West Art Museum are thrilled to announce Paint Out 2024! We are so excited to be able to make this annual event happen through […]

Adult, Fundraiser, Sub Pub
Smoke on the Water


The ninth annual Smoke on the Water fundraising event for the Wisconsin Maritime Museum will be the evening of Wednesday, August 7, 2024 from at Sub Pub on the Water, […]

Educational, Family, Special Tours, Teen, Youth
Family Overnight

08/17 7:30pm - 08/18 9:00am

Families can spend the night aboard USS Cobia and learn how to dive the sub, fire the torpedoes, and aim the deck guns. If you want to stay up later, […]

Admission, Adult, All, Family, Teen, Veterans, Youth
Sensory Friendly Evening

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Museums are for everyone! Join us for a sensory-friendly evening designed for anyone looking for a more relaxed museum experience, no matter their age or ability level, and their families. […]

May 2025
Adult, Educational, Family, Veterans
May 2026
Adult, Educational, Family, Veterans
May 2027
Adult, Educational, Family, Veterans
May 2028
Adult, Educational, Family, Veterans
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 #SubFest2024!

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