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

March 25 - Basic Seamanship Training Part I

April 6 - Night for the Museums: Su Casa

April 21 - Grand Opening of New Exhibit: Lake Michigan's Call to Duty (Members Only Sneak Preview)

April 22 - 23rd Annual Coast Guard Clean Up Day

April 22 - Public Grand Opening of New Exhibit: Lake Michigan's Call to Duty

April 22 - MMM Lecture Series

Basic Seamanship Training Part I


Join the crew!

Feel the water beneath you and the wind in your sails when you join the volunteer crew of Friends Good Will at the Michigan Maritime Museum. Whether a seasoned sailor or complete novice, this course prepares you for sailing aboard a traditional Great Lakes sloop.  Experience the freedom and history this educational tall ship provides for crew and passengers alike.

Basic Seamanship Training consists of four parts to ready our volunteer crews for the busy public sailing season.  Part I begins March 25, 2017. The course is free to participants. Museum membership required.

To register, contact the Volunteer Coordinator or call (269) 637-8078 ext. 3. Register today and make history come alive!

STEM Kids Summer Camp


Looking for something fun and educational this summer for your child? Sign them up for the Michigan Maritime Museum Kids STEM Summer Camp. The STEM curriculum focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  

STEM Camp is open to 3rd - 5th graders and takes place July 17th through the 21st. The week-long, half-day camp, held on the Michigan Maritime Museum campus, will feature a maritime themed program through engaging STEM activities and lessons.  The camp includes activities aboard our tall ship Friends Good Will, campus tours, hands-on lessons, and a cruise on the late 19th century replica river launch Lindy Lou.  

There are 12 spots available. Registration opens March 1st and is $250. To register or for more information, please contact Ashley Deming, Director of Education or call (269) 637-8078 ext.3.

Night for the Museums


Through the Night for the Museums fundraiser, our community helps support the Michigan Maritime Museum & other local area non-profits:

Historical Association of South Haven         South Haven Center for the Arts

Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum                          Michigan Flywheelers Museum 

Due to the generosity of the following restaurants a portion of the night's proceeds benefit the South Haven museums. 

Phoenix Street Cafe          Black River Tavern

Clementine's                       The Vineyard

Taste                                     Su Casa

Your night out can make a difference! Dine at any of the selected restaurants on their specified dates; any time from 5 pm to 9 pm and a percentage of your bill goes towards assisting the participating organizations. See you there!