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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
American Sport Art Museum and Archives
American Sport Art Museum and Archives

(251) 626-3303

1 Academy Dr
Daphne, AL 36526   Directions Website

Whether you're a die-hard sports fan or just a casual admirer, you will most definitely not want to miss a chance to visit the American Sport Art Museum and Archives in Mobile. This incredible facility is located across the bay in Daphne and offers a visually dazzling array of images and exhibits. See the impressive variety of sports-related literature and original artwork renderings of such iconic figures as Larry Bird, Walter Payton and Sammy Sosa. And, you won't want to end your visit without checking out the gift shop that features several amazing pieces of original artwork for sale.

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

(334) 208-5873

65 Government St
Mobile, AL 36602   Directions Website

With numerous interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life Giant Screen films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, the Exploreum Science Center aspires to increase science literacy among the people of south Alabama and the Gulf Coast region, residents and visitors alike. By sparking imagination, creating curiosity and instilling a sense of wonder in the world, the Exploreum has been a cornerstone of informal learning on the Gulf Coast since its inception more than 35 years ago. 

History Museum of Mobile
History Museum of Mobile

(251) 208-7569

111 S Royal St
Mobile, AL 36602   Directions Website

Connect the history of your relationship with the history of Mobile when you both enjoy a special, romantic visit to the Museum of Mobile. This impressive facility preserves the history of the Mobile Bay Area and Southwestern Alabama through the creative use of exhibits, presentations, and artifacts. Over 300 years of Mobile's history is encapsulated quite dramatically in this engaging presentation of items. Don't forget to stop into the gift shop for a memento of your date here.

Mobile Museum of Art
Mobile Museum of Art

(251) 208-5200

4850 Museum Dr
Mobile, AL 36608   Directions Website

Art aficionados will most definitely not want to miss the opportunity to take in the incredible works and exhibits that are on display at the Mobile Museum of Art. The art that is presented here spans several historical periods, the most notable of which are the ones culled from the 18th century. Also, the rotating exhibits are always highly compelling as they not only offer various artists the chance to have their work seen in a highly-regarded spotlight, but they also help broaden the museum's already far-reaching artistic scope.

National African-American Archives and Museum
National African-American Archives and Museum

(251) 433-8511

564 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Mobile, AL 36603   Directions Website

Among the many cultural influences that have shaped Mobile's history, the African-American contribution is highly significant. That fact is rightfully celebrated at the National African-American Archives and Museum. This venue is designed to enrich visitors' understanding of the African-American experience through the use of many exhibits that feature such notable artifacts as the “Clotilde,” one of the last known slave ships, items that tell the story of home run king Hank Aaron as well as items that tell the stories of other famous figures.

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