Ding Schoonmaker Day

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Free Admission to Museum Vessels on July 1st! Join us for a day-long celebration of the 13th Anniversary of the rechristening of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and in honor of Ding Schoonmaker, the grandson of its namesake who was instrumental in the boat’s restoration. All visitors will receive FREE admission to museum

Freighter Golf: Hole-in-One Challenge

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Try to Win Our Hole-In-One Challenge Onboard the Museum Ship! Join us for a hole-in-one contest aboard the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. Explore the National Museum of the Great Lakes and, while onboard our museum freighter, take a swing (or two!) on our custom built putting greens. Plus, a hole-in-one lets you take

Capt. Scupper’s Tug Life

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Join our junior tugboat crew for tug-themed kid activities! Become a part of our junior tugboat crew during Captain Scuppers Tug Life—an hour of tug-themed activities ideal for kids ages 3 - 10. Discover the Adventures of Kitty Smoke—a tale of an old tugboat who gets a second chance with the help of a boy.

Capt. Scupper’s Songfest: Maritime Music & Movement

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Join us for the return of Capt. Scupper’s Songfest, presented by Craig's Keyboards — a maritime music and movement class taught in partnership with Sing into Reading. This fun activity targeting our youngest maritime enthusiasts gives kids the chance to build a love of reading through music that incorporates a “Great Lakes twist.” Children ages

$5 – $15

Capt. Scupper’s Crew Life

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Wanted: Junior Sailors to Join Our Crew! Become a part of our junior Schoonmaker crew during Captain Scupper’s Crew Life, presented by The Andersons. Take part in a guided tour ideal for ages 8-12 exploring the various jobs onboard a lake freighter. Explore a day in the life of crew members on a lake freighter.

Capt. Scupper’s Songfest: Maritime Music & Movement

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Join us for the return of Capt. Scupper’s Songfest, presented by Craig's Keyboards — a maritime music and movement class taught in partnership with Sing into Reading. This fun activity targeting our youngest maritime enthusiasts gives kids the chance to build a love of reading through music that incorporates a “Great Lakes twist.” Children ages 0-6 and

$5 – $15