At GulfQuest, we seek to inspire people to understand and appreciate the Gulf Coast's rich maritime heritage; to inspire youth to pursue education and careers in maritime research and industries; and, to inspire our region to preserve and promote the historical, cultural and economic significance of the Gulf of Mexico.
You can be a part of this inspiration.
Volunteer at the museum and witness daily the joy, excitement and appreciation.
Donate to GulfQuest and support our efforts to provide long-lasting and meaningful experiences.
Support GulfQuest by spreading the word about this whole new way to explore and learn about the Gulf of Mexico.
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Long ago, when sailors received corporal punishment for misdeeds, a multi-tailed crop called a "cat o' nine tails" was withdrawn from its drawstring bag to administer punishment.