Steppin' Out Magazine July 2015 - Page 3

Gulfquest Grand Opening Daphne Library to Offer a Certified First Aid Class On September 26, 2015, the world’s only maritime museum dedicated to the historical, cultural and economic significance of the Gulf of Mexico will open to the public. Located on the Mobile River, this hands-on museum will become only the second interactive maritime museum in the United States. With 90 exhibits, a museum store, a museum café and event space, GulfQuest is a 90,000 square foot museum designed to as if it were a ship headed into Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.Six years after thebuilding’s groundbreaking in April 2009, GulfQuest will become a major educational attraction for Mobile, the Gulf Coast and the state of Alabama. Early projections indicate GulfQuest will draw more than 300,000 visitors per year. “Beyond its focus on the Gulf of Mexico, GulfQuest will be unique among maritime museums in that it features interactive exhibits, simulators and theaters, complemented by artifacts and memorabilia,” Tony Zodrow, GulfQuest executive director said. “We have taken extra measures, every step of the way, to design an immersive experience for our visitors. The exhibits are both (continued on Page 14... see GULFQUEST) JULY 2015 The Daphne Public Library will provide a certified first aid class on July 10. Participants will learn what supplies they should have at home. Instructions for administering first aid for a variety of emergency situations will be presented. The workshop will be conducted by Lieutenant Adam Byrd from the Daphne Fire Department. This class is highly recommended for teens, pa ɕ