GulfQuest Back in Port
Take advantage of discounted ticket prices and free parking while touring the museum's new traveling exhibit.
Mobilians were shocked when, after only a year in operation, GulfQuest Maritime Museum raised anchor. Fortunately, the closure was short-lived. The multimillion-dollar National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico reopened in February with some major changes, including discounted ticket prices, free parking and shorter hours. The Galley Restaurant is also once again serving lunch.
One of the museum’s major attractions for the next few months will be the addition of a top-notch traveling exhibit. Odyssey Marine Exploration’s “SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure” features more than 500 artifacts that the archaeologists have found inside these sunken time capsules around the globe. It is a portrayal of marine archaeological expeditions at its finest, unearthing the true tales behind legendary swashbucklers and some of the most notable shipwrecks in the world. A cannon, bottle collection, menagerie of personal items, and, of course, the golden bounty are just a few of the items that guests will encounter. Additionally, hands-on interactive exhibits and computer games are sure to wow viewers. Guests can experience the hurricane simulator, a simulated artifact discovery and excavation, and a close encounter with the wreckage of the 1800s steamship, SS Republic, at the bottom of the Atlantic. It is a show surely not to be missed.
“I encourage all of our citizens to take advantage of [GulfQuest’s] new discounts and experience the new SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure exhibit,” says Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson. Aye, aye, Captain!
GulfQuest Location | 155 S Water St.
Museum Hours | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. W - F and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sa.
The Galley Restaurant | 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. W - Sa.