Maritime Academies


Welcome to maritime academies!


Join us for GulfQuest's Summer Maritime Academies! All rising 1st-6th graders are eligible. The week-long Academy will feature a different maritime theme each day. Academy activities will be taught in our exhibit space & 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. Our Academy is 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, July 13th  - Friday, July 17th
  • 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.
  • Rising 1st-8th graders are eligible.
  • GulfQuest will limit the Academy to 16 cadets.
  • 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: 16
  • 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 at 251-622-6892 or 251-243-3957 and have the following information ready:
    • Cadet name, age, current grade
    • Parent/guardian name
    • Address, phone number, email address
    • GulfQuest Membership number (if applicable)
    • Payment (full payment due at time of registration)
  • 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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