TREASURES OPENS ONE HOUR AFTER THE MUSEUM OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
When you enter Treasures, it's like you're inside a sunken Spanish Galleon, walking on the sandy bottom of the ocean littered with coins and shells, and gazing up into the Gulf's beautiful blue waters. Views through the shipwreck's fractured hull reveal murals that depict the diverse marine life of the Gulf of Mexico.
The ribs of the Spanish Galleon accommodate shelves filled with a wide selection of GulfQuest souvenir items, including t-shirts, caps, coffee mugs, coasters, puzzles, magnets, kitchen towels and much more. We also have a selection of fun toys and educational items for junior mariners, such as books, stuffed animals, science kits and nautical items.
Original artwork from Gulf Coast artists is available, plus limited-edition maritime and nautical prints. Our large selection of men’s gifts includes ties, soaps, barware and books for the sea lover in every man. And ladies will love the silk scarves and jewelry, along with home décor and gift items for wedding showers, corporate gifts and birthdays.
Beautiful gift-wrapping is available for all gift-giving occasions.
(Museum admission is not required to visit Treasures.)
FREEZE THE BALLS OFF A BRASS MONKEY
"Brass monkeys" were metal trays on the decks of warships. Cannon balls were stacked atop each one. In very cold weather, the balls would shrink (due to thermal contraction), shift, and fall off the brass monkeys.