Maritime Activity Center

Great Space available to hold your
next community meeting or get together!

Our mar­itime team is trans­form­ing our Activ­i­ty Cen­ter and 3,000 Sq Ft of open ware­house space into a mar­itime design & Inter­pre­tive Approach. At their best, exhibits pro­vide trans­for­ma­tive expe­ri­ences for visitors—they evoke emo­tions, spark curios­i­ty, and prompt behav­ioral changes after vis­its. To cre­ate these kinds of expe­ri­ences, the
Mis­sis­sip­pi Ship­build­ing & Mar­itime Cen­ter (MSMC) of Pascagoula will cre­ate inter­ac­tive exhib­it com­po­nents, immer­sive spaces, and mul­ti­sen­so­ry moments.

This is a standard training we host every month

Crim­i­nal Inves­ti­ga­tions Divi­sion Pascagoula Police Department

When we con­sid­er con­tent, MSMC pri­or­i­tizes Mis­sis­sip­pi­an sto­ries that help vis­i­tors devel­op con­nec­tions between dif­fer­ent ideas and con­tent that is rel­e­vant to their lives. The goal is to inspire vis­i­tors to con­tin­ue learn­ing and engag­ing with the mar­itime world after their vis­it. Our Mar­itime Archives and Research Cen­ter will be the Gulf of Mexico’s only mar­itime research facil­i­ty. Our Archive col­lec­tions will house our mar­itime data and will offer safe and easy access to mar­itime researchers and scholars.

Our activ­i­ty cen­ter pro­vides year-round class­es, work­shops, lec­tures, and edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties for all age groups. Designed to appeal to inter­ests rang­ing from the his­to­ry of boat­build­ing to water­men and cur­rent envi­ron­men­tal impacts, our mar­itime pro­grams offer some­thing for everyone.

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Annual Maritime Art Contest

Win­ners of our Annu­al Mar­itime Art con­test Grades 1–6:PGSD
Mar­itime Art Awards win­ning artwork