When you think about interesting museums, you probably think of places like the Smithsonian or the Natural History Museum, but what about Mobile, AL? Yes, that’s right! Right here along the Gulf Coast there are interesting museums you cannot find anywhere else. These museums will introduce you to the area’s rich history and show you the Port City’s reveling history. Next time you make it down for some fish and grits take an afternoon and visit some of the interesting museums in Mobile, AL.
The lovely Bellingrath gardens offers more than acres and acres of foliage and riverside beauty. On your next visit skip the garden and head to the Bellingrath house. Inside the Bellingrath home is an interesting museum dedicated to the Bellingraths that transformed this simple fish camp into the talk of the town. Mr. Walter Bellingrath lived 1869 – 1955 and was famous locally for being the first in Mobile to own and franchise a Coca Cola bottling company. The Bellingrath museum is loaded with Coca-Cola memorabilia that Coke lovers are sure to enjoy.
Museum of Mobile
The Museum of Mobile features many notable photographs from the Great Depression. Learn more about the local cultures and history of Mobile, AL while visiting the interesting Museum of Mobile. The website gives loads of information about the latest exhibits and the costs of admission. Visit them here.
Mobile Carnival Museum
Mobilians will fight you tooth and nail over who held Mardi Gras first, them or New Orleans. Whomever you choose to believe, you will find that the Mobile Carnival Museum has loads of history on display including elegant trains and costumes plus historical throws. Learn more about the tradition of Mardi Gass and how the meaning behind the pageantry. Visit their website here.
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
This interactive museum is devoted the curious and the children. With permanent exhibits like “Hands On” “Virtual Journeys” and “Wharf of Wonder” your children will be fascinated with local creatures of the land and sea. Coming soon to the museum is the “Sea Lion Splash.” Today’s exhibit is called “Reptile Planet,” an interesting addition to an already interesting museum. After you see the exhibits visit the IMAX and take an interactive journey to places you have never seen before. Visit the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center website here for more information. This interesting museum has something for everyone.