Maritime Matters

GulfQuest: The National Maritime Museum
of the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile, Alabama

Master Planning, Design, Fabrication,
Installation and Training

No matter who you are or where you live, maritime fundamentals impact your life!

Maritime Matters, a 6,000 square foot interactive gallery within GulfQuest, invites visitors to embark on a hands-on journey into the rich world of maritime heritage. One of only a few interactive maritime museums in the world, the excitement of Maritime Matters is intensified by the backdrop of a working waterfront where ships from all over the world come and go daily. Activities focus on ship design, propulsion and navigation using authentic maritime tools from past and present. Their intuitive, engaging design entices, inspires and challenges visitors to have fun gaining new maritime skills and know-how. Maritime Matters gives visitors the opportunity to discover the global importance of maritime commerce and exploration and appreciate the role of Mobile and the Gulf of Mexico in this seafaring story.


"Working with Hands On! to develop the 'Maritime Matters' exhibit gallery at GulfQuest has been a delightful experience. The entire process—from brainstorming ideas to fabricating exhibits—has been propelled by their enthusiasm, creativity and responsiveness. We highly recommend Hands On! to other museums—and hope to work with them more in the future."

Tony Zodrow, Executive Director
GulfQuest: National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico


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