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GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico

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GulfQuest Interactive Maritime Museum Admission
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“all ages”(36 reviews)
GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico is the only museum in the world dedicated to the rich traditions, history and culture of "America's Sea". With 90 interactive exhibits, simulators and theaters, GulfQuest is a family tourist...more
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155 S Water St, 175 1750 Shelton Beach Road, Mobile, AL 36602-3710
+1 251-436-8901
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Reviewed yesterday

Had misread my plans and thought was an aquarium. Was not, but so much better. Museum designed as a cargo vessel of 5 decks with museum exhibits on each. Very interactive - got to send out email to friends using flags, Fascinating history of Mobile...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ret1re
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the museum on a cold day thinking we would be there for a few hours. We closed the place! This place is so informative about anything involved in the Maritime sciences. Most importantly, everything is interactive and learning is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jpinet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We -- two parents, two grandparents, one 6-year-old -- had an amazing visit to GulfQuest. The exhibits were incredibly diverse and interesting. In the title I called it a topical museum because it's dedicated to the topic of shipping and the Gulf Coast. But what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank tyandjess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family spent 3 hours at this delightful spot and left mainly because we were tired and hungry. The building reflects extraordinary architecture, as it sits majestically on the river front. Hands on exhibits demonstrate how to find one's position by the stars, the sun,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

As a retired teacher, I loved this place and wish I could have brought my students. We visited on a mid-December Tuesday morning and were the only customers; note to homeschoolers - this may be your best time to go. The website advertises 90 interactive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed December 1, 2018

extremely interesting and informative, very well done. would recommend it to anyone & everyone. be prepared to walk. there are 5 levels with ramps, steps, and elevators. We spent 4 hours there and could easily have spent a couple more. there are many benches to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruce T
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Looking for something to do that’s not the usual sand and sun. Go to Mobile and take in the Gulf Quest National Maritime Museum. So well done. And a great value

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank sre1210
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Most of the cultural museums and such have been a bit lacking compared to what a Chicago born guy is used to. The GulfQuest museum was very impressive in the content and building itself. Floors of artifacts and information, I would suggest a few hours...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KenJ629
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Attended an event at the museum on a rainy night in Mobile. First class, from the parking lot golf cart service was offered to keep patrons out of the rain. The GulfQuest is in a shared area with the cruise ship terminal and both are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 647inab
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It is a good view of the river. There are lots of cool & interesting exhibits. I enjoyed the 3 -d weather globe. My husband liked the toy barges in water you can drive. we all enjoyed the short film on the bottom floor- entrance....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Heather R
July 5, 2018|
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Response from PattiBethA | Reviewed this property |
Agreed - all ages. It is not a “ kiddie” museum- lots of science. But something for all ages.
Holly G
August 17, 2017|
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Response from lisa b | Reviewed this property |
I don't see a question.
Karla J
March 23, 2017|
Response from bbeall2016 |
GulfQuest will be open be open Wednesday through Saturday June 14-17, 2017. We hope to see you then and we do have special event spaces you might find meet your needs as well. Thanks - Brent