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Bradenton, FL 34205

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The South Florida Museum is pleased to announce its participation in a national movement recognizing the contributions of active-duty members of the military and their families by providing a military discount. As a Blue Star Museum, we are offering free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. We thank all members of the military and their families for their service to our country! The free admission is available to [...]

The South Florida Museum recently welcomed six new members to its Board of Trustees who bring with them key professional experiences and backgrounds that will help the Museum remain a regional leader in its field: Dr. Jennifer Bencie, County Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County; Dr. LeMoyne Johnson, owner of Johnson PhotoImaging; Matthew J. Lapointe, Principal, Blalock Walters, PA; Michael C. Moore, Vice President and Business Center Manager for Hancock Whitney B [...]

How People Make Things: Open January 27 - May 6, 2018 in the Museum's East Gallery Members and the public are invited to join us for our special opening reception for How People Make Things at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. Museum Members get in free. Non-members pay just $5.  Get reception tickets now. Every object we touch every day has a story behind it -- the story of how it was made. Was it sculpted, molded, folded, shaped? Shifted, shined, straightened or cut? On Jan. 27, the South Florida Mus [...]

Snooty, the world's oldest-known manatee, died on July 23, 2017 at age 69. "Our initial findings indicate that Snooty's death was a heartbreaking accident and we're all devastated about his passing," said Brynne Anne Besio, the Museum's CEO. "We're reviewing what happened and will be conducting a full review of the circumstances. Snooty was such a unique animal and he had so much personality that people couldn't help but be drawn to him. As you can imagine, I -- and our staff, volunteers and boa [...]

Snooty has some new pals in the Parker Manatee Aquarium! All manatees were brought to us from SeaWorld. They had been in the care of SeaWorld’s 1st stage manatee care hospital. The Museum works with SeaWorld to care for sick, injured, and orphaned manatees as part of the Manatee Rescue and Release Partnership: Randall is a male and was trapped in a culvert pipe near Palatka, FL; he was rescued December 13, 2016. Gale, a female, was brought into captivity as a calf still dependent on her mother, [...]