The Mather is open for the season! Please note that the Science Center and Steamship William G. Mather are closed on home Brown game days. 

Please note that the Steamship William G. Mather will be closed on Saturday, June 22 due to the heat advisory for the safety of our staff and guests.

Steamship William G. Mather

Tour this restored 618-foot historic ship and see what life was like on board a working Great Lakes freighter. Explore the 1925-built Mather from stem to stern and see its huge cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room. Walk the decks and marvel at the “engineering firsts” that helped transform Northeast Ohio into a great industrial center. Experience the golden era of steamships on one of the best.

2024 Schedule
May, September, and October
Saturday - Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

June - August
Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

*Please note that the last entry is 30 minutes prior to closing. 

Air Show 2024 

August 31 to September 2

Hard Hat Tour 

Explore the Mather like you never have before! Cost includes general admission to the Science Center and admission to the Mather after the tour. Closed toed, closed heeled athletic shoes or boots required. Guests will be given hard hats and safety glasses to be worn during the tour. Ages 10 and up only.

2024 Tour Dates 

  • June 16
  • June 30
  • July 14
  • July 21
  • July 28
  • August 4
  • August 11
  • August 18
  • August 25