The South Florida Museum’s Parker Manatee Aquarium is the permanent home of Manatee County’s official mascot, “Snooty,” the manatee. Snooty, born in 1948, is known as the world’s oldest manatee in captivity.
See Snooty and learn about manatee habitat, nutrition and physiology during presentations by manatee care specialists throughout the day. You may also see manatees undergoing rehabilitation.
The manatee habitat is the highlight of this area of the Museum, but we also have a touch tank available where kids (of all ages) can interact with animals such as crabs and urchins.