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About the South Florida Museum Join us for Cabin Fever Relief Wednesday, Sept. 13 through Friday, Sept. 15: Get the kids out of the house and beat the heat with half-priced Museum admission!

The South Florida Museum will remain CLOSED through Tuesday, Sept. 12 due to Hurricane Irma.

SNOOTY MEMORIAL OPEN HOUSE - POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA
Now scheduled for Sunday, September 24, 2017 from Noon - 5 p.m.

From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, the South Florida Museum will host a special day of remembrance for Snooty. (Admission is free.) ``The Snooty Memorial Open House will pay tribute to Snooty's legacy, while we celebrate his remarkable life and all that he has brought to the Museum and the world throughout his record-breaking 69 years,`` said Brynne Anne Besio, Museum CEO.

This daylong celebration of Snooty's life will include a visual tribute to Snooty that will be shown in the Museum's Bishop Planetarium, opportunities for visitors to help create memorial projects honoring Snooty as well as visit the Parker Manatee Aquarium to learn more about Snooty's true legacy: the Museum's Manatee Rehabilitation Program.

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It is with much sadness that we share the heartbreaking news that our beloved Snooty the manatee died on July 23, 2017. Snooty was such a unique animal and he had so much personality that people couldn't help but be drawn to him. Our staff, volunteers, and board members considered him a star and we all deeply mourn his passing. Visit the NEWS tab on the navigation bar, above, to learn more.

We hope that you will join us in sharing your memories of Snooty on our Facebook page. Please visit the ``Remembering Snooty`` tab on the navigation bar to read and share memories.

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Admission Rates:
Adults: $19 | Seniors (65+): $17 | Children (4-12): $14 | Under 4: Free w/ paying adult

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National Geographic's "50 Greatest Photographs" 09/22/2017 - 01/18/2018
All Day
National Geographic's "50 Greatest Photographs"
South Florida Museum 1st Floor East Gallery

Open in the South Florida Museum’s East Gallery from September 22, 2017 – January 18, 2018 “50 Greatest Photographs” showcases many of the most compelling images published in the history of the magazine. This exhibition will transport visitors behind the lens of some of National Geographic’s most engaging images. From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable Afghan girl, […]

Snooty Memorial Open House 09/24/2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Snooty Memorial Open House
South Florida Museum

Snooty Memorial Open House – POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA Now scheduled for Sunday, September 24, 2017 from Noon – 5 p.m. From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, the South Florida Museum will host a special day of remembrance for Snooty. (Admission is free.) “The Snooty Memorial Open House will pay […]

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