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 2018 Special Events Calendar for more details.

Upcoming Events

October 31 -- Kid's Trick-or-Treat

November 14 -- Maritime Lecture Series: Caught in the Vortex: The Armistice Day Storm of 1940 featuring speaker: Valerie van Heest

FREE Kids Trick-or-Treat


Join us from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Michigan Maritime Museum on Halloween (Wednesday October 31) for a FREE Trick-or-Treating event for kids toddler to 10 years old. Children must come in costume and be accompanied by an adult.

Collect candy and play games at different stations around the Museum! 

Non-food treats are available at each station upon request.

Maritime Lecture Series: Caught In the Vortex: The Armistice Day Storm of 1940


Maritime Lecture Series: Caught in the Vortex: The Armistice Day Storm of 1940

Featuring speaker: Valerie van Heest, Author, Explorer, Michigan Shipwreck Research Association President

Author and explorer Valerie van Heest, commemorates the tragic Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940 in which five ships and 64 sailors were lost. She examines the wrecks of the Novadoc, Anna Minch, and William B. Davock, all lost off West Michigan, providing insight into what caused these massive freighters to sink when others survived the storm. And she helps the sons of two Davock victims say a final goodbye to their fathers.

The Museum will open at noon the day of the lecture, so that guests and visitors planning on attending the lecture have the opportunity to enjoy the exhibits and campus.

Wednesday November 14th

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Adults $8, Senior $7 and free to Museum Members.