Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get tickets?  You can purchase admission tickets at the Welcome Desk located on the 1st floor just beyond the Grand Atrium. Adults $5, Children 5 to 17 are $2, Children 4 and under are free.

Are there any discounts available?  Yes, there is a Senior Discount of 10% and a Military Discount of 10%.

How do I get to the Port Exploreum?  The Port Exploreum is located in downtown Port Washington, right in the heart of the city!  Click for map

Is the museum handicapped accessible?  YES, we have both a handicap accessible ramp to enter the Exploreum, but also an elevator to access all levels

Where can I park?  There is plenty of parking through out downtown Port Washington.  There is a lot directly behind the Port Exploreum, as well as lots in various other parts of the downtown area.

What can I do with my bag/coat/other things?  We will provide a check in area for personal items you do not want to carry around the Exploreum

Can I bring my own food into the museum? Are picnic facilities available?  Unfortunately, we do not have an area to consume food in the Port Exploreum.  There are picnic areas within a short walk on the Harbor, as well as several restaurants nearby.

Are strollers allowed?  Yes.  We do ask that strollers not be used on the Maritime Level because of space requirements

How do I schedule a birthday party?  Contact the Port Exploreum and we will provide the appropriate materials for your review.

Does the Port Exploreum offer programs for Scouts?  Yes.  Please contact the Port Exploreum for further information.

Is there a gift shop?  Yes, there is a small gift shop where you will be able to purchase items to remind you of your visit to the Port Exploreum.

How do I become a member? 

Questions About Group Visits:

How do I receive a group rate?  You must have at least 10 people in your group to receive the group rate.

What programs are available to my group?  We will have specific educational programs, as well as private tours

How do I make reservations?  Contact the Port Exploreum at 262-284-2406.

Where can we eat lunch?  While the Port Exploreum does not have dining facilities, there are several restaurants within 3 blocks that serve a variety of lunch items.