Join Captain Scupper’s Crew at the National Museum of the Great Lakes

The National Museum of the Great Lakes‘ program “Captain Scupper’s Crew Life” will be returning for another year on June 8. This event presented by The Andersons invites ages 8-12 to join the join our junior Schoonmaker crew. During the event, participants will experience learn what it is like to have a job onboard a lake freighter. 

“Captain Scupper’s Crew Life is a wonderful opportunity for children to dive into the world of Great Lakes shipping and discover the fascinating careers that keep this vital industry moving,” Director of Museum Operations at the National Museum of the Great Lakes Ellen Kennedy said in a press release. “We are thrilled to bring back this enriching experience this year.” 

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This event takes place on June 8 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. This program will also be offered on Aug. 10 at the same times. Registration is free for members and included in the price of museum-ship combo admission.

To register, visit, If space permits, day-of signups may be available. Group are limited to 15-20 participants. It is required for children to be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver during this event. 

individuals who qualify for Museums For All can participate in this event for free. Museums For All is an an access program at the National Museum of the Great Lakes where those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission using their SNAP EBT card.