USS Silversides Museum

USS Silversides Submarine Museum Membership

A member of the USS Silversides Submarine Museum is someone who cares about our history. A member is a person that knows that we must never forget the past, nor the sacrifices others have made on our behalf.

The museum receives no tax dollars from outside sources. We are a 501(c) non-profit and we sustain ourselves on admissions to the museum, donations, and most importantly, memberships from patriots like you.

Membership at the Silversides grants you a number of privileges. Most importantly, your annual membership fee enables us to maintain our real Gato-class World War 2 submarine, empowers us to design new exhibits and helps us preserve our history for generations to come.

Membership Benefits


  • Unlimited admission to the museum and two vessels, the USS Silversides SS-236 and the USCG Cutter McLane
  • Invitation to exhibition openings
  • Advanced notice of USS Silversides classes and special events
  • 10% discount to the museum gift shop including everything in our online store
  • Free admission to our lecture series
  • Reciprocal agreements with over 600 museums nationwide through our collaboration with ASTC Travel Program, Time Travelers and Historic Naval Ship Association

All benefits of individual memberships, plus:

  • Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children. $5 for each additional child.
  • Special invitation to family-friendly events
  • Discounts on children’s classes
  • Access 600+ museums nationwide via our partnerships with ASTC Travel Program, Time Travelers, and Historic Naval Ship Association.

Membership Pricing

$50 annually
Seniors (62+): $40
Veterans & active-duty military: $25 (see below)
World War II veterans: FREE

Veterans & active-duty military: $25

$75 annually

Become a Member

To become a USS Silversides Museum member or to renew your annual dues, you can choose from the following options:

  • Join in-person at our museum
  • Purchase a membership through our online store
  • Call or email us with a membership request
  • Send a check or money order to:

    USS Silversides Submarine Museum
    1346 Bluff St
    Muskegon, Michigan 49441

Purchase Tickets

Combination Tickets

(Includes admission to submarine, cutter and museum)

Adults: $17.50
Senior (62+) or veteran: $15.00
Children (5-17): $13.00
Children under 5: Free
Active-duty military: Free

Museum-only ticket

All Ages: $8.50

Annual Membership

See our Membership page for more information

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