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Toledo science center reinvents itself: COSI to be Imagination Station
The Toledo Blade (6/29)
When Toledo's science center reopens this fall, there will be a refreshed look, unique exhibits, and the promise of a brand new experience of fun and science.

Big plans for Marine Museum
Bayshore broadcasting (11/10)
The Marine Museum in Goderich, Ont., could be on the move – if the Great Lakes Storm 1913 Remembrance Committee has their way.

New York shipwrecks showcased in Hamburg exhibit
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (11/2)
Ships that have gone down in waters across New York spanning a 200 year period are detailed in The Great Shipwrecks Exhibit on display now at The Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center.

Museums recall Fitzgerald sinking, Great Lakes lore
The Times Herald (10/29)
The 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald has sparked a new exhibit at the Michigan State University Museum: “Iron Hulls and Turbulent Waters,” as well as exhibits and events at other museums across the state and in neighboring Ohio.

Museum Tower on track
WBAY-TV - Green Bay, WI (10/29)
A development project 10 years in the making is picking up steam in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. When completed, the Door County Maritime Museum will offer visitors an experience they haven’t seen before.

Maritime Center to close for winter
The Times Herald (10/28)
The Great Lakes Maritime Center at Vantage Point in Port Huron, Mich., will be closed from December 19 to March 12, in order to re-emphasize ship watching.

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Great Lakes Museums and Historic Vessels
Marine museums, associations and historic vessels in the Great Lakes region.

Lake Superior Marine Museum Association
LSMMA seeks to acquire, preserve and exhibit marine artifacts and to present programs pertaining to Lake Superior and to disseminate such information to the general public through museum attendance, newsletters and meetings.

Provides a listing of Québec's museums.

The Biosphère
Environment Canada
Opened in 1995 as the only museum of water in America dedicated to the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, the Biosphère heightens public awareness of water's importance and the necessity to protect it.

U.S. Coast Guard Museum
Exhibits in the small and selective U.S. Coast Guard Museum span the two hundred year history of America's premier maritime service.

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State and Provincial Resources
Chicago Children's Museum
Hands On! Children's Art Museum of Chicago
Illinois State Museum System
Museum of Science and Industry
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Dusable Museum of African-American History
The Field Museum

Evansville Museum of Arts and Science
Indiana State Museum
Indiana University Art Museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Snite Museum of Art
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Dennos Museum Center
Detroit Institute of Arts
Great Lakes Children's Museum
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Kresge Art Center
Michigan Historical Museum
University of Michigan Museum of Art

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
Great Lakes Aquarium
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minnesota Museum of American Art
Science Museum of Minnesota

American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Buffalo Museum of Science
Guggenheim Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
New York State Museum
Strong Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
Columbus Museum of Art
Great Lakes Science Center
Inland Seas Maritime Museum
The Kent State University Museum
The Miami University Art Museum
The Toledo Museum of Art

Art Gallery of Ontario
Burlington Art Centre
Canadian Aviation Museum
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Science and Technology Museum
Canadian War Museum
London Museum of Archaeology
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Museum for Textiles
National Gallery of Canada
Ontario Science Center
Royal Ontario Museum
Thunder Bay Museum

Andy Warhol Museum
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Institute of Contemporary Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
U.S. Brig Niagara

Canadian Centre for Architecture
Canadian Museum of Civilization
McCord Museum of Canadian History
Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Musée de L'abeille (Honey Economuseum)
Musée de Québec
Museum of Civilization, Quebec City
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Geology Museum
House on the Rock
Kenosha Public Museum
Kenosha Public Museum
Madison Art Center
Madison's Children's Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Public Museum
Wisconsin Maritime Museum

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