It’s Shipwrecks, Pirates, and Treasure at GulfQuest National Maritime Museum!

April 28th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure at GulfQuestShipwreck! Pirates & Treasure is the newest, interactive, multi-media exhibit at Mobile’s GulfQuest National Maritime Museum! Come see over 500 artifacts recovered from deep-ocean shipwrecks around the world!

Odyssey Marine Exploration is an American company that finds and salvages deep-water shipwrecks. Their world-class team of researchers, scientists, technicians, and archaeologists has discovered hundreds of shipwrecks around the globe.

The company has surveyed and mapped more than 26,000 square miles of seabed and discovered hundreds of shipwrecks. Some of the more famous finds include the SS Republic, the HMS Victory, the SS Gairsoppa, and the SS Central America. Odyssey dives on sites of interest using advanced robotic technology.

Much more than mere treasure seekers, Odyssey Marine Exploration are commercial marine archaeologists that recover history from the depths. Along with the rare treasures recovered, lost ships are found and gaps in history are filled.

The interactive, multi-media exhibit at GulfQuest National Maritime Museum, “Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure,” features over 500 artifacts recovered from deep-ocean shipwrecks by Odyssey Marine Exploration. The exhibit is massive, covering 12,000 square feet and two floors of the museum

Attractions include the aforementioned artifacts, an underwater submersible simulator, and other exhibits detailing Odyssey’s technology and recovery process. One very popular attraction is the hurricane simulator! This fantastic exhibit allows you to experience gusts of wind equivalent to a category one hurricane!

GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf Coast is a 90,000 square foot, glass-walled, ship-shaped museum on the Mobile riverfront. The facility’s unique design includes a life-sized replica of a container ship, surrounded by water, inside the museum!

The museum’s state-of-the-art, interactive, multi-media exhibits range from maritime history and marine archaeology to marine life, weather, and even the peoples of the region. The GulfQuest gift shop is full of unique items and the café offers some of the best views of the busy of Port of Mobile.

GulfQuest is one of only two interactive maritime museums in the U.S. and a must-see for anyone visiting the Mobile area.

Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure at GulfQuest

155 S. Water St., Mobile, AL 36602
Open Wednesdays through Fridays: 9am to 4pm, Saturdays: 1am to 5pm
Visit the GulfQuest online for more information, directions, and events.

Mobile Area Lodging
GulfQuest is only 12 minutes away on foot from Malaga Inn’s 39 custom tailored rooms and suites. Our privately owned hotel is located in Mobile’s historic downtown. This puts the best the Mobile area has to offer right at your fingertips! Secure comfort, value, and the best of both modern and classic amenities with accommodations at Malaga Inn!

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