Upcoming Events

Teacher Appreciation Summer

May 15 – August 15, 2024

This summer all teachers and their families are invited to come to the National Maritime Museum for FREE! You’ll be immersed in more than 80 interactive exhibits spanning 8 decks all designed to teach the importance of the ecology, economy and history of the Gulf of Mexico. Please Come and Sea!


Docking May 26 – June 18, 2024

The National Maritime Museum is excited to welcome the PTF-26, known as “The Last American PT Boat.” This 97-foot Vietnam-era ship will be docked right outside our back door for a limited time, so please come see her before she leaves port for her last saltwater voyage!

Combat to Commerce

July 26, 2024

Join us for the opening of a new exhibition! “Combat to Commerce; A voyage through the Gulf of Mexico’s rich history of exploration, conflict and economics” features 14 finely detailed ship models representing the vessels that have worked and sailed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Blue Star Museums

May 18 – September 2, 2024

The National Maritime Museum is proud to be a part of the Blue Star Museums program this year offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. Just bring a military ID and come and enjoy all the museum has to offer!