Seafaring Heritage Project

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 mar­itime Muse­um (MMM) of Pascagoula will cre­ate inter­ac­tive exhib­it com­po­nents, immer­sive spaces, and mul­ti­sen­so­ry moments.

When we con­sid­er con­tent, MMM 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.