Education & Tours

Education Groups Aboard Friends Good Will

Educational Opportunities

The Michigan Maritime Museum prides itself on our ability to bring quality educational experiences to the public. The Museum offers a variety of educational options for school and education groups while visiting our campus. Our educators bring history to life through hands-on activities, interactive exhibit tours, and history and science lessons about our Great Lakes--past and present. Students and visitors are immersed in multi-sensory experiences while visiting the authentic maritime landscape on the Museum campus and buildings.    

Education groups can select from a variety of options for programming at the Michigan Maritime Museum:

  • Museum Campus Programs
  • Exhibit Tours
  • Dockside Programs
  • On-Water Programs aboard Friends Good Will, Lindy Lou, USCG 36460
  • Summer Camps

To book an educational program with the Museum and all questions regarding Museum education programs, please contact Director of Education & Administration, Ashley Deming at 269-637-8078 ext. 3 or email

Funding Opportunties

Looking for funding to offset the cost of your school visit? Check out the below links for grant opportunities!


The Michigan Maritime Museum's MAKE Education Happen Matching Grant Program

Please contact Director of Education Ashley Deming for more information on how to apply for this opportunity for your school by calling 269-637-8078 ext. 3 or emailing

MAKE Grant Introduction Letter

MAKE Grant Requirement Checklist

MAKE Education Happen Application


Summer Camp

2018 STEM Summer Camp Students

The Museum offers a STEM focused summer camp for kids grades 3-5. The camp runs for one week in the summer. The STEM curriculum focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The day camp, held on the Michigan Maritime Museum campus in South Haven, features a maritime themed program through engaging STEM activities and lessons.  The camp includes hands-on activities, lessons aboard our tall ship Friends Good Will, campus tours, and a cruise on the late 19th century replica river launch Lindy Lou.

STEM Camp will be held in July of 2010. Registration for the camp begins March 1st and is open to 10 students. Contact with any questions.


Many Interships Available at the Michigan Maritime Museum

The Michigan Maritime Museum is looking for interns! Our institution offers a wide variety of internship possibilities, all mixed in with experience in how a smaller museum operates. Here is a list of internship areas that we offer at the Michigan Maritime Museum:




Public History

Museum Studies

Library, Archives & Collections



Exhibit Design (based on year)

Our current list of available internships for 2019 can be found in the PDF below. For more information on internships at our museum, please contact the Director of Education & Administration at (269) 637-8078 x.3, or via We look forward to helping you achieve a meaningful and enjoyable internship experience!

2019 Internship Opportunities