Spring Break Maritime Academy


Are you looking for something new and exciting for your child during Spring Break this year?


GulfQuest is excited to offer Spring Maritime Academies, 2018! Choose from three uniquely themed Academies that have exciting curriculum filled with STEM components, exhibit time, art, music, games, and fun! Each Academy starts daily at 8:30 a.m., and ends at 3:00 p.m. Choose one, two, or all three days for your Cadet to attend! The overall theme for the day is the same for all grades; however, the campers will be divided into grade levels: K-2, 3-4, 5-6 for age appropriate activities. Cadets will also visit and experience GulfQuest exhibits related to the day's theme. Our Academies are led by GulfQuest educators in a safe and secure learning environment.

Academy Choices:

Wednesday, April 4tH: "Trouble in Paradise!"

Cadets will investigate the science behind the unpredictable weather on the Gulf of Mexico, and use investigative techniques to learn more about oil spills and red tides. At this Academy, cadets will put their problem solving skills to the test to save our estuary.

Thursday, April 5th: "The mystery of the mighty mosasaur!"

Have you ever wondered what creatures ruled the depths of the Gulf of Mexico in ages past? Cadets will explore the mosasaurs, marine reptiles, and marine life from long ago through fossils and hands-on learning activities in GulfQuest exhibits and classrooms.

Friday, April 6th: "Pirate Academy"

“It’s a pirate’s life for me!” Ahoy, scallywags and buccaneers! In this Academy, Cadets will learn about what life was really like for pirates on the Gulf of Mexico and all around the world! From ships, to treasure, to food: Is a pirate’s life REALLY for us?


Spring Break Maritime Academy Information

academy Prices
One Child:
Additional Child:
$35 for one day
$25 for one day
$60 for two days
$50 for two days 
$95 for all three days!
$85 for all three days!
GULFQUEST Member Academy Prices
One Child:
Additional Child:
$25.00 for one day
$20.00 for one day
$50 for two days
$40.00 for two days 
$85.00 for all three days!
$75.00 for all three days!

Important Information:

  • Parents will sign cadets in and out each day at a designated check-in table located in the GulfQuest lobby.
  • Drop-off and pick-up details will be included in your registration confirmation.
  • Camps begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • GulfQuest will provide a snack each day. Campers may also bring a snack as a substitution.
  • Campers need to bring a lunch.

How to Register:

  • Choose which day or days your child will attend.
  • Choose the appropriate grade level - K-2nd, 3rd-4th, or 5th-6th.
  • Call our reservations department to register - 251-436-8901.
  • Full payment is due at time of registration; if you need to cancel, please give one week's notice for a full refund.
  • Maximum per class is 15; minimum is 8. We must have at least 8 cadets per class to host a class.
  • You will receive an email confirming your registration along with other important information.
  • If you have specific questions about the camps, email or call Amy Raley- or 251-202-6311.

Please have the following ready when you call to register (251-436-8901):

  • Cadet name and current grade and age.
  • Parent/Guardian name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • GulfQuest Member number (if applicable)
  • Academy dates/selection
  • Payment










We're well prepared when we are "armed to the teeth." Think of a pirate, standing on deck with his cannons loaded, a flintlock pistol in each hand, and a cutlass clasped between his jaws, ready for any kind of combat.