At GulfQuest, you'll find a treasure chest of educational programs, workshops and events that expand on the maritime principles, traditions and history of the Gulf of Mexico.
Programs provide unique hands-on learning experiences for those interested in exploring maritime science, history and culture. There is something for everyone!
For school groups, youth organizations and homeschoolers, GulfQuest offers field trips, overnight camp-ins and special events.
For individuals and families, GulfQuest provides programs on weekends and holidays and during the summer.
For educators, workshops will incorporate hands-on learning techniques for use in the classroom.
GulfQuest’s mission is to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to understand and appreciate the Gulf Coast’s rich maritime heritage through exhibits, programs and activities. Through our education programs, we hope to raise awareness of the Gulf's significance and inspire youth to pursue educational opportunities and careers in maritime research and industries that are vital to the Gulf Coast.
LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG
This expression means to reveal a secret we promised to keep. Long ago, when sailors received corporal punishment for misdeeds, a multi-tailed crop called a "cat o' nine tails" was withdrawn from its drawstring bag to administer punishment.