TREASURES OPENS ONE HOUR AFTER THE MUSEUM OPENS
When you enter Treasures, you'll feel like you've wandered aboard a sunken Spanish Galleon. The floor is reminiscent of a sandy ocean bottom littered with coins and shells, and the ceiling will remind you of 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 souvenirs, including t-shirts, caps, coffee mugs, coasters, puzzles, magnets, kitchen towels and more. We also have a variety of items for junior mariners, like books, stuffed animals, science kits, and novelty toys.
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 polos for the sea lover in every man. Ladies will love our hand-made silk scarves and jewelry, along with home décor and unique gifts for wedding showers, corporate gifts and birthdays.
Beautiful gift-wrapping is available upon request.
(Museum admission is not required to visit Treasures.)
OVER A BARREL
Someone caught in a predicament is "over a barrel." This expression stems from old-fashioned shipboard discipline, when misbehaving sailors were sometimes tied, spread-eagle, over the barrel of a cannon and flogged with a "cat o' nine tails."