Something exciting is always happening at the Museum. Have fun learning in a class or participate in an event. There is an activity sure to please everyone.  Looking to sail on Friends Good Will or try one of our other "on-water" experiences?  Check out our 2017 Special Events Calendar for more details.

Upcoming Events

August 31-Sept 4 - Nina & Pinta Visit 

September 29 - Membership Appreciation Picnic

October 14 - Black River Open Paddle

October 20-21 - Haunted Museum

October 31 - Kids Trick-or-Treat

Nina & Pinta Visit!


The Nina & Pinta are visiting the Michigan Maritime Museum! 
See these amazing ships for yourself at the Museum dock!

August 31st - September 4th
$15 Adult, $14 Senior, $10 Child (under 4 free).
Museum admission included. 

Advanced Tickets are not available.

Extended Museum hours for the Nina & Pinta dockside tours starting at 9 am through 6 pm.

Museum Member Prices: $8 Adult, $7 Senior, $6 Child (under 4 free). Please have your current membership card ready when paying admission.

For more information, please visit: Nina & Pinta Visit! event page.


"Lake Michigan's Call to Duty" Exhibit Now Open!


After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the United States found itself suddenly plunged into what would become a second world war. In response, the nation undertook the greatest industrial, social, and military mobilization the world has ever witnessed, and Lake Michigan played a critical role in its call to duty during World War II. Palatial Great Lakes passenger steamers became aircraft carriers working off Chicago to train desperately needed Navy and Marine pilots. Shipbuilders began turning out essential submarines, minesweepers, sub chasers, and tugs for the Army and Navy. Sailors manned the freighters that transported iron ore, stone, and coal for use in the steel industry. Civilians replaced Coast Guard personnel called to military duty. And, commercial fishermen provided necessary food for the troops. This exhibit highlights this vast mobilization for war embraced by the people of the Lake Michigan region as they answered the CALL TO DUTY.

Admission: Adult $8, Senior $7, Children (4-17) $5. Free admission to Museum Members.

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