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 with hands-on activities and captivating history of maritime activities on the Great Lakes--past and present

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, please fill out and return the form below and Museum education staff will get back to you regarding your request. For all questions regarding Museum education programs, please contact Director of Education & Administration, Ashley Deming at 269-637-8078 ext. 3 or email

Education Program Booking Form

Education Program Form

Summer Camp

2017 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.

2017 STEM Camp was a success! We had a great group of campers this year and are looking forward to 2018! Registration for the 2018 camp opens in the spring of 2018 and is open to 12 students. Contact with any questions.

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 Grant Application


Group Tours

The Michigan Maritime Museum offers a variety of guided tour options. The Museum Campus, the tall ship Friends Good Will, and the river launch Lindy Lou, are all guided tours available to groups visiting the Museum.

Guided tours of the Museum are available for groups of 10 or more. All guided tours are booked in advance and are subject to availability. If your group is interested in a guided tour, please contact the Director of Education & Administration, Ashley Deming at 269-637-8078 ext. 3 or email


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
Marketing/Public Relations
Graphic Design
Event Planning
Exhibit Design (based on year)
Library and Information Science
Grant Writing
Office Management
Technology Management

Our current list of available internships for 2017 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!

2017 Internship Opportunities