1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH  43605

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(Col. James M. Schoonmaker open May – October)

Call 419-214-5000 for further information

Please note that the Museum will close whenever Lucas County issues a Level 2 Snow Emergency. This is defined as only people with a real and important need to be out on the roads and streets should do so. For our customer safety we will shut down when a level two is declared. 

The Museum is Closed on Mondays, New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission Fees:
Adult – Museum Only – $8.00
Adult – Museum and Schoonmaker – $12.00
Senior, Child, AAA – Museum Only – $7.00
Senior, Child, AAA – Museum and Schoonmaker – $11.00
Child 0-5 – Free
Family – 10% off
(Senior – 65+, Child – 6-18).

“Our exhibit philosophy is simple; educate and entertain.”

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is located at 1701 Front Street, Toledo, Ohio. A complete experience; the site also includes the museum ship S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker, and a park with maritime artifacts and beautiful landscaping along the banks of the Maumee River. This page documents our exhibit process from conceptual design to final fabrication and installation. The Grand Opening was held on April 26, 2014.

The new museum was made possible with help from you, our members and donors, as well as the City of Toledo, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission and many other organizations located around the Great Lakes. While we are focused on the new museum at the Toledo Maritime Center, we are planning

Schematic Plan

Exhibit Philosophy

Our exhibit philosophy is simple; educate and entertain. Our displays will educate the visitor about the importance of the Great Lakes to our national story. The experience will be designed to educate a diverse audience both in age and knowledge of the topic. We will accomplish this goal of education in visually, auditory and tactile compelling ways so that the experience is engrossing and entertaining.

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