GROUP/Family PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE DURING REGULAR VISITOR CENTER HOURS
Winter hours start the second Monday in October
Winter hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday; 12 noon - 5:00 pm Sunday
Summer hours start on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend
Summer hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Sunday
Extended summer evening hours in July & August - open until 7:00 pm
*Rental of the facility is available outside of regular hours, call: 989-884-6211 for pricing
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Times are approximate.
FREE - self-guided tour of the "Shipwreck Century" visitor center exhibits (plan about 1.5 hrs) No limit to size of group.
FREE - greeting by staff member and brief video introduction in theater (plan about 15 min) No limit
FREE - self-guided scavenger hunts
FREE - movie in the theater (see below for options) maximum 93 people, no minimum.
$10/person - Let our staff lead your group in a "ROV-in-a-Box" underwater robotics program (1.5 hrs) maximum 30 people, minimum 6.
$1,250 - private cruise, Lady Michigan glass-bottom boat (1.5 hrs) maximum 100 people, no minimum.
$25/adult, $10/child - group rate: public cruise, Lady Michigan glass-bottom boat (2.0 hrs) maximum 100 people, minimum 20 adults
Would you like to reserve the Education Room for a one-hour lunch?
Groups may reserve a one-hour lunch in the Education Room for $25 and either bring their own food or have food delivered. Public picnic tables also available on grounds, first come, first serve.
Yes, we would like to reserve the Education Room.
"Tragedies in the Mist" documentary about Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (27 minutes)
"Project Shiphunt" documentary about five students from Saginaw, Michigan who discover a shipwreck in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (45 minutes)
"Riddle in a Bottle" award-winning film about water-related ecosystems for children of all ages (30 minutes)
"Lake Invaders" award winning documentary about exotic species that have invaded Lake Huron (56 minutes)
You Control the Science on a Sphere ($15 set-up fee)
Our staff will load your playlist and provide you with an I-Pad. Your group can control your SOS experience! Go to
to select what you want to watch and send your selections our way.
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