Upcoming Public Events 

Public Events:

Thursday May 21, 2015: The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum will be at a Butler Center for Arkansas Studies’ book launch.  Arky: The Saga of the USS Arkansas book will be launched with the authors’ Ray Hanley and Steven Hanley in attendance.  The museum staff will host a booth with artifacts from the battleship.  The free event will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library at the Darragh Center.

This event has been canceled due to high water on the Arkansas River.  Saturday May 23, 2015: The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary.  All visitors who purchase a ticket for a tour of the submarine USS Razorback, a ticket to visit the museum, or donates to the museum will be given a free hot dog, bag of chips, and a drink!!  Tours start at 10 a.m. and the last tour will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Temporary Exhibits:

“10 Year Anniversary” is an exhibit celebrating the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum’s opening 10 years ago.  This exhibit answers those age old questions: Why was a submarine named Razorback brought to Arkansas?  Was the submarine always named Razorback?  Can the submarine be moved?  Find the answers and see some photographs and artifacts from the historic trip that the submarine made from Istanbul to North Little Rock.

“Arkies in the Second Great War” is an exhibit dedicated to Arkansans who served in the armed forces during World War II.  The exhibit displays World War II Navy regulation uniforms with stories from Navy personnel.  The five governors of Arkansas who served during the war are also highlighted.  This exhibit will run through September of 2015 to coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II.

“Lifegurading” is a mini exhibit explaining the process of lifeguard duty by submarines in World War II.  The exhibit describes how this duty was created during the war.  Personal accounts from the submarine USS Razorback are given for the five airmen who were rescued 70 years ago.  This exhibit will also be on display through September of 2015.

Private Special Events

Book your own private event at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.  Dates are available for Birthday Parties, Submarine Sleepovers, and other various special events such as Corporate Dinners, Wedding Receptions, and Fundraisers.

For information on how to host your next birthday or how to spend the night on the submarine please visit the Birthday Party page and the Submarine Sleepover page.

Other various special events can be scheduled Wednesday through Saturday, outside of normal operating hours. The event space includes our lobby area with inside dining space and a covered patio for outside dining space. The cost is $100 an hour for a minimum of 4 hours.  A $100 non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of scheduling the event.  Events must be scheduled at least 7 days in advance and are subject to prior bookings.

Dog tags can be made for your special event as well. Please see the attached AIMM Custom Dog Tag Form for the format.

For more information contact the AIMM staff at 501-371-8320.

Special Event fees do not include state, county or city sales taxes.