Maritime Academies


Welcome to maritime academies!


Join us for GulfQuest's Summer Maritime Academies! All rising 1st-6th graders are eligible. There are two week-long Academies to choose from, and each day of the Academy will feature a different maritime theme. Academy activities will be taught in our exhibit space, greater downtown Mobile & in the museum's classrooms. The curriculum for our Academy has strong STEM components, complemented by art, Social Sciences, and fun! During Academies cadets will get the chance to explore GulfQuest exhibits related to the Academy's daily theme and hear from special guest speakers. Our Academies are led by credentialed and experienced GulfQuest Educators in a safe and secure learning environment. A snack will be provided daily; campers will need to bring their own lunch.

Ship's Log (Important info)

  • Weekly Academy runs Monday-Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Rising 1st-6th graders are eligible.
  • Parent/guardian signs cadet in/out each day in GulfQuest lobby
  • Drop-off/pick-up details included in the registration confirmation
  • Cadets bring own lunch; GulfQuest will provide a snack
  • Registration remains open until Academy is filled


Academy Prices
$100.00/$75.00 for each additional child
$140.00/$100.00 for each additional child

Boarding Pass (Registration Information)

  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Minimum class size: 8 (If class registration does not meet the minimum, the class will be canceled and you will be notified one week in advance.)
  • Register by phone: 251-622-6892 (If by phone, please have the following information ready):
    • Cadet name, age, current grade
    • Parent/guardian name
    • Address, phone number, email address
    • GulfQuest Membership number (if applicable)
    • Academy dates
    • Payment (full payment due at time of registration)
  • Register by email: download and complete the registration form (below) and return by email to
  • Register in person: download and complete the registration form (below) and bring to Visitor Services at GulfQuest. No postal mail, please.
  • Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation along with other important Academy details.
  • Cancellation policy: For a full refund, you must give one week's notice.
  • If you have specific questions about the Academies, email or call the Education department.



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