In the wake of Hurricane Katrina the old museum was nothing but rubble. A new museum has now opened in the same location. Entrance fee is about $5 to $10 per person but I think it's worth the price of admission.
The attractive new building is 3 stories tall but is ADA compliant with an elevator taking you to all floors.
Among other things, the first floor contains a gift shop, accessible restrooms, and some lighthouse artifacts. Second floor contains a few antique wooden boats and some meeting space. Third floor contains displays about the local seafood industry. Those are the highlights. There is more to see as you wander around the museum.
Suitable for school field trips if arranged in advance.
Nearby is an outdoor covered Pavilion and a free public play area for kids including a splash pad. It is not a part of the museum but it is just a short walk from the museum front door.
At the time of this writing, the finishing touches are not complete on the museum landscaping but the building itself is open.
I am sure the museum's collections and displays will evolve and grow with time as the museum has just reopened.
Definitely worth a visit and it's a welcome and inexpensive break from the south Mississippi summer heat.
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