201 10th St. W | Bradenton FL 34205
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Current Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
: Noon-5pm
(Closed Mondays)

Closed the first Saturday in November, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day. 

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201 10th St. W | Bradenton, FL 34205
Call for more info (941) 746-4131

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About the South Florida Museum

South Florida Museum in Bradenton Florida

South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. Highlights include fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest mammals and marine species and the Montague Tallant collection of prehistoric and early post-contact archeological artifacts. Recently opened is the Environmental Wing focusing on Florida’s ecology and bio-diversity in the Pine Uplands and Riverine Galleries.

Other exhibits cover local maritime traditions, early 20th-century medical practices and Spanish exploration in the New World. Spanish Plaza has full-scale replicas of a 16th-century manor house, chapel and conquistador Hernando DeSoto’s birthplace.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Bishop Planetarium in Bradenton Florida

The Bishop Planetarium, featuring one of the most advanced all-digital projection systems in the world, presents astronomy programs the whole family will enjoy.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Parker Manatee Aquarium in Bradenton Florida

The Parker Manatee Aquarium, part of Florida’s manatee rehabilitation network, is home to the oldest known living manatee.