The Mather remains closed at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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.

Tickets can be purchased at the Science Center Box Office or aboard the ship. 

Rock n' Boom

Looking for the best seat in town to enjoy Cleveland's Fourth of July fireworks?

Dates TBD

Mather Hard Hat Tours

We are so excited to announce behind-the-scenes "Hard Hat" tours of the Mather during the 2019 Cleveland Tall Ships weekend, July 11-14. Snag a spot today!

Dates TBD

Cleveland Air Show Celebration

Celebrate Labor Day weekend and the Cleveland Air Show from the deck of the Mather!

Dates TBD


Please note that the Mather will remain closed for the 2020 season. We look forward to your visit next year!



Adults $8.95
Seniors (65+) $6.95
Youth (2-12) $5.95
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE


William G. Mather Steamship

When the Steamship William G. Mather was built in 1925 by Great Lakes Engineering Works in Ecorse, Michigan, she was considered the latest word in ship design, propulsion, navigation equipment, and crew accommodations. She was the flagship of The Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Company fleet until 1952.