Cobia Overnight Program

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Necessary Forms

Groups will get a behind-the-scenes look at USS Cobia, sound the dive alarm, learn about life on a submarine, and sleep on the World War II-era vessel.

The Overnight Program costs $44 per person for both youth and adults. 

Programming runs from 7:30 PM arrival until about 11:00 PM. Exclusive gallery admission is included for the following day. 

COVID-19 UPDATES – 8/19/21

We continue to monitor state and federal guidelines. This policy can change at any time.

  • We are only allowing one group at a time on the sub for the remainder of 2021.
  • At this time, masks are required in the museum and submarine. The sub and museum are disinfected before and after each visit.
  • If you are not comfortable with your current reservation date, you may reschedule your group for a later date. 
  • We are accepting reservations for new groups, but we must require a minimum of 25 for the remainder of 2021. We are double-booking again in 2022, so the minimum requirement is 10 as long as there is already another group booked for that night.

For more information or to reschedule your group, please contact the Overnight Coordinator.

7 Steps to the Cobia Overnight Program

Step 1: Find a Night

Any youth group can reserve an available night. Participants must be at least 6 years old and the group must provide chaperones. Once you find a date that works for you, fill out the Reservation Request Form in Step 2. 

Calendar Notes:

*Blank = sub is available

*Sub BnB = Private Overnight, sub not available to youth groups

*Youth ON – ___ Spots Available = Youth Overnight booking,  # of spots left for the night.

Step 2: Request a Date

When you find a date that works for your group, fill out the Request Form and the Overnight Coordinator will confirm the availability of that date.

Step 3: Secure Your Reservation - Deposit

Complete the Reply Form within two weeks of confirming your reservation with the Overnight Coordinator. The $200 deposit will hold your group’s spot and will be put towards your final payment. If you can not pay by credit card, you can mail a check after you fill out this form. Please include the group name and reservation date with your check. 

The amount of participants that you reserve with at this point is what you are financially responsible for. If you wish to change this number without being penalized, you must confirm, in writing, any attendance changes with the Overnight Coordinator 45 days before your Overnight. See Step 4 for more details.

Step 4: Confirm Head Count

Your final attendance numbers must be confirmed on this date and submitted in writing. You are financially responsible for the number of attendees booked after the 45-day mark. No refunds are given. This sample roster is available for you to help plan your Overnight. 

Step 5: Make Final Payment

The payment for your remaining balance (-$200 deposit) is due in full 30 days prior to your overnight date. Please be aware, it is your responsibility to have your payment in on time. We will not be responsible for gathering or collecting payments from individuals. If your group is not paid in full 30 days prior to your scheduled overnight, your reservation may be canceled and your deposit lost.

Please click here to pay your remaining balance. If you can not pay by credit card, you can mail a check after you fill out this form. Please include the group name and reservation date with your check. 

Step 6: Arrival

Overnight groups should plan to arrive at the Museum at 7:30 PM. 

Leaders enter the blue door at the base of the right/west ramp near the main doors. Please have Waivers signed by all attending youth and adults and in the order in which they appear on the roster.  Families may sign on the same form. 

The Museum’s Medical Form should be filled out as needed.

Remember to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow! Bedding is not provided for youth overnights. 

For any last-minute questions on the night-of, the Overnight desk phone is 920-684-0218 x 122. 

Step 7: The Following Morning

The Museum is open to your group the morning following the overnight. Before you explore the Museum and store, all gear must be in your vehicles. (We do not allow groups to tour the museum prior to their overnight stay.)

The program wrap-up is at 8:00 AM and attendance is required of all participants. After that, groups are free to spend as much time in the Museum as desired. 

Please be courteous and respectful in the galleries. Interactive spaces, like the Waterways Room, should be cleaned up after use. 

For breakfast options and other things to do in town, visit our Meals & Extras page!

Necessary Forms

Looking to enhance your overnight visit? Check out Strand Adventures for year-round fun! Activities include: laser tag, rock climbing wall, batting cages, arcade, and a rent-able room for meals.

Overnight groups can save 15% on their Strand visit. Email the Overnight Coordinator for more information: overnight@wisconsinmaritime.org

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