We’re Open on Memorial Day – And all Mondays during the Summer!

The National Museum of the Great Lakes, which is typically closed on Mondays, will be open to the public on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018, from 10am-5pm. To honor those that have served our country, we are admitting all active military and veterans with valid military ID into the museum for FREE. This discount applies to the individual only.

Also, starting on Memorial Day, the National Museum of the Great Lakes will be open 7 days a week until Labor Day!  Come visit us on Mondays throughout the summer.

Closed for Easter

The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be closed April 1, 2018 so our employees can spend time with their families.

Starting April 3, we will again be open on Tuesdays.

Don’t forget, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship opens for the season on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

#GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday, a world-wide initiative created to unite us all in a day of generosity; to make a difference in the world by supporting non-profit organizations at the beginning of the holiday season. Gifts made to the National Museum of the Great Lakes on #GivingTuesday help fund the four major components of our mission
‘to preserve and make known the important history of the Great Lakes’.

These four critical areas are:

1. Operation of the National Museum of the Great Lakes;
2. Support for underwater archaeological research and preservation;
3. Production of our Inland Seas journal; and
4. Facilitation of our educational programs.

Without your support, none of this would be possible.

We hope that you will join the #GivingTuesday movement by choosing to give to the National Museum of the Great Lakes, voted Ohio’s 2nd Best Attraction by readers of USA Today. Please CLICK HERE to donate or on the #GivingTuesdayNWO logo above to make a one-time tax-deductible donation to the National Museum of the Great Lakes.

 

 

Free Admission for Veterans and Active Military on November 11

To honor those that have served our country, the National Museum of the Great Lakes is offering all veterans and active military (with valid military ID) admission into the museum for FREE on Saturday, November 11, 2017 only. This discount applies to the individual only. As a reminder, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship is closed for the season.

NMGL Holiday Closings

The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be closed for the following holidays this year: Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31), and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1).  We will be open on Tuesday, January 2 to accommodate your remaining holiday visitors.

Between Monday, January 8 and Friday, January 12 we will be closed for a week of deep cleaning and maintenance.  We will then be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays through March.

NMGL is the Second Best Attraction in Ohio!

Thanks to All of Our Members Who Voted! We Are the Number 2 Ohio Attraction of the USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choice 2017

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is proud to announce its 2nd place finish in the USA TODAY 10BEST Ohio Attractions reader’s choice contest. In July, independent travel writers nominated twenty attractions in the state of Ohio to participate in the online voting contest. For twenty-nine days, readers of USA TODAY voted for their choice of Ohio’s top attractions. The final 10BEST are:

  1. Toledo Museum of Art
  2. National Museum of the Great Lakes
  3. Cedar Point
  4. Amish Country
  5. Hocking Hills State Park
  6. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  7. Put-in-Bay
  8. Franklin Park Conservatory
  9. Cleveland Museum of Art
  10. Cincinnati Museum Center

The National Museum of the Great Lakes, which finished 2nd in the final voting, is proud to be among attractions considered to be the very best, not only in Ohio, but in the United States. Christopher Gillcrist, Executive Director of the museum stated, “As a relatively new and considerably smaller institution than most of our fellow nominees, we are extremely pleased with our 2nd place finish. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, volunteers and board of directors. I am grateful to all of those people who took the time to vote and chose the National Museum of the Great Lakes as their favorite Ohio attraction.”

Gillcrist was quick to point out that readers voted two Toledo attractions as the top two attractions in the state of Ohio: The Toledo Museum of Art and the National Museum of the Great Lakes. “It is our hope that more people are beginning to recognize Toledo as a cultural destination city. I think this contest confirms what a lot of people in northwest Ohio already knew.”

We’re Open for Labor Day!

The National Museum of the Great Lakes, which is typically closed on Mondays, will be open to the public on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017, from 10am-5pm. In recognition of labor organizations, we are admitting current and retired union members, with proper union identification, into the museum for FREE. This discount applies to the individual only.

NMGL Nominated as Best in Ohio!

The National Museum of the Great Lakes has been nominated as one of the best attractions in Ohio by www.10best.com – a USA Today website.  We are more than honored to be included in this amazing list of cultural places around our great state.  You can help support us by voting for us everyday until the end of August.  Each vote tells other visitors that you appreciate NMGL and our mission.  So, GO VOTE NOW!

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-ohio-attraction/national-museum-of-the-great-lakes-toledo/

We’re Open on Memorial Day!

The National Museum of the Great Lakes, which is typically closed on Mondays, will be open to the public on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017, from 10am-5pm. To honor those that have served our country, we are admitting all active military and veterans with valid military ID into the museum for FREE. This discount applies to the individual only.