Seven Exhibits GulfQuest Visitors Should Not Miss
At GulfQuest, taking in all 90 interactive exhibits, theaters, simulators and displays can be a tall order. Therefore, we’ve chosen the top seven exhibits that our visitors should not miss.GulfQuest Theater and the three-screen, multi-media presentation entitled, “The Gulf ...
Mobile: The First Capital of Louisiana
Did you know Mobile got its start as France’s first capital of the Louisiana territory?
The Port City’s origins date back to 1682 when French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, sailed down the Mississippi River and claimed the territory as La Louisiane in honor of ...
Jean Lafitte: Pirate Outlaw or National Hero?
Arrgh, there be pirates in the Gulf! To celebrate “Talk Like A Pirate” Day, we’re taking a look at famed Gulf Coast pirate Jean Lafitte who walked a fine line between dastardly outlaw and national hero.
Jean Lafitte worked along the Gulf Coast favoring...
Why Maritime Museums Matter
With today’s focus on digital technology, mobile apps, enhanced reality and the overall digital landscape, the maritime industry often gets overshadowed, leaving some to ask, “Does maritime still play a significant role in today’s society?” The answer, of course, is a reso...
"Above Mobile Bay" is a feast for the eyes at GulfQuest/National Maritime Musem
When you enter GulfQuest/National Maritime Museum, the first thing you see is often one of the most memorable. Titled “Above Mobile Bay,” this batik on silk is suspended 60 feet in the air and is the focal point of the Grand Lobby, welcoming visitors and creating a unique sense of pla...
GulfQuest Summer Camps promote fun, friendships and memories!
Do you remember what the month of May was like as a child? I think memories of the end of school and the beginning of summer are more vivid for me because I was so excited about a change…and a break!
The “child Amy” loved the sweet anticipation of summer. I remember s...
Things to do in Alabama? GulfQuest, of course!
Summertime on the Gulf Coast is just around the corner, and for south Alabama, that means one thing—millions of visitors traveling I-10 and I-65 in search of the perfect summer vacation! Alabama attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every summer, thanks to our sugary white beaches, our...
Lunch at GulfQuest, anyone?
Living on the Gulf Coast, we’ve become accustomed to dining “on the waterfront.” We gravitate toward those restaurants with a view, especially ones that offer outdoor seating on these picture-perfect spring days.
For the first time in years, maybe even decades, you can...
GulfQuest Inspires Me
As a child, I took for granted my life experiences of growing up on the Gulf Coast. My family was one of many in our area that owned a tiny little piece of heaven: a 16 ft. aluminum boat. In my imagination, this vessel inspired amazing daydreams of racing boats, pirate ships, whales, mermaids, an...
The Museum Experience
Growing up in Mobile, Alabama in the 60s and 70s didn’t exactly lend itself to a lot of arts and cultural experiences. At least not the kind a child might have been exposed to in larger metropolitan areas.
As one of six children in a family with two working parents, we didn’...
Welcome to The Ship's Log!
As my first blog entry, I thought I would address how GulfQuest is defining itself as a new museum. Future entries will include GulfQuest updates and glimpses into the Gulf of Mexico's maritime world provided by me and other members of GulfQuest's crew.
GulfQuest was estab...