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    Visit: GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, 155 S Water St 175 1750 Shelton Beach Road, Mobile, AL 36602-3710

    GulfQuest Maritime Museum is the world's only maritime museum dedicated to the historical, cultural and economic significance of the Gulf of Mexico. Located on the river front in downtown Mobile, Alabama, GulfQuest is one of the only interactive maritime museums in the United States. This amazing museum has an educational focus with hands-on exhibits that feature hurricanes, shipwrecks, offshore drilling, sailing, and so much more.  We also have theaters, simulators and displays that will keep you busy throughout. 
    Within our state-of-the-Art museum, you will experience a panoramic pilot simulator identical to those used to train professional boat pilots. Visitors choose a vessel and try their way in navigating through the Gulf and into Mobile's port. The images displayed in this simulator are designed to represent real locations along the Port of Mobile. Then there is The Great Gulf Challenge an interactive game where visitors take on leadership roles to help restore the delicate balance of the Gulf of Mexico through environmental and economic choices while facing realistic disasters. Ocean Planet Theater GulfQuest's Science on a Sphere, a six-foot diameter planet Earth suspended in midair showing three-dimensional visualizations of Earth, hurricanes, global shipping traffic, and much more.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We are local residents but today was our first visit and I was completely amazed at the quality of the space. A fabulous volunteer named Richard guided us with his amazing globe of information. The high school kids were entertained with all the interactive exhibits....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank sarahkathleen1
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    GulfQuest Maritime Museum is one of our favorite outings in Mobile. The museum has so many terrific exhibits and has spared no expense. My kids range from 13 to 20 and all enjoy this terrific tribute to gulf coast maritime life. Highly recommended.

    Thank Fortmorganbeach
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This was an interesting place. A few fun things to see and do. We were killing time between our cruise ending and heading to the airport...sadly this is geared more for children. And there were A LOT of them running around screaming while we were...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank adventuresarewaiting
    Reviewed July 2, 2019

    This is a new modern interactive museum that immerses you in the maritime culture and history. There are a lot of interactive stations that both young and old can enjoy. We came with the intention of being there for maybe 4 hours, ended up closing...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank S356HSjoek
    Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

    This is a hidden gem to say the least. This fully interactive museum on Mobile’s waterfront is one of the coolest museums I’ve ever visited. Every exhibit is interactive and range from an actual, full size pilot boat simulator to historical ghost stories to immersive...More

    Thank 244jeffreyp
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