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

September 29 - Membership Appreciation Picnic

October 20-21 - Haunted Museum: FALLOUT

October 31 - Kids Trick-or-Treat

Membership Appreciation Picnic


We are so grateful to all of our members who continue to support this museum. To show our appreciation, our annual Membership Appreciation Picnic will be held September 29th from 5pm-7pm on our campus. We will need your RSVP no later than Friday, September 22nd to make sure we have enough food and drink for everyone. We will have burgers and sides, beer, wine, volunteer awards, and tons of fun! Make sure to RSVP today and join the celebration!

Please RSVP by September 22 (next Friday) to or call 269-637-8078.

Haunted Museum--FALLOUT


Friday and Saturday October 20 & 21

 8 pm to 11 pm

Admission: Advanced Tickets: $8  At the Door: $10

Advanced Tickets will be available online the first week in October.

Not suitable for young children.

In the years following WWII, the United States Government funneled millions of dollars into Project Castle, a military research and development study of new technologies such as chemical and nuclear warfare. Top secret test sites were set up all over the United States for varies experimental projects including those on human subjects. While many of these projects pushed the US into the forefront of military dominance, others proved disastrous. Radioactive exposure, mutations, and adverse reactions to chemical testing are only a few of the failures the US Government attempted to contain. Despite their efforts, no one was prepared for the FALLOUT.

More information & details to come!

Kid's Trick-or-Treat at the Michigan Maritime Museum!


Join us at the Michigan Maritime Museum on Halloween (Tuesday October 31st) for a FREE Trick-or-Treating family event from 4 pm to 6 pm. Pick up a Museum campus map and collect candy at 6 different stations around the Museum campus! This event is for kids ages toddler to 10 years old. Children must be in costume and be accompanied by an adult. 

For the 2nd Halloween in a row, the Michigan Maritime Museum is supporting FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project to create a safer, happier Halloween by offering non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.

The Teal Pumpkin Project raises awareness of food allergies and promotes a safer, happier Halloween by encouraging households to make non-food treats available so that trick-or-treaters who need to avoid candy – due to food allergies or other reasons – can fully participate. A teal pumpkin & sign will be placed outside the Museum to show we are participating.

Simply state that your trick-or-treater requires a non-food treat at each trick-or-treating station around the Museum and receive a fun prize instead of candy!

Visit for more information on The Teal Pumpkin Project.

Happy Halloween!

"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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