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201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

South Florida Museum Mission & Vision



To engage and inspire learners of all ages; we protect, interpret and communicate scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and our universe.


The South Florida Museum, in accordance with its mission, endeavors to be a premier regional museum of natural and cultural history. To this end, the Museum will

  • through its exhibitions, stimulate understanding of and interest in diverse subjects in ways that combine the highest aesthetic standards with engaging and intellectually accessible presentations;
  • through its collection and conservation of scientific, historical and cultural objects, preserve a natural and social record for posterity;
  • through its educational programs, inspire curiosity and promote scientific, historical, and cultural understanding;
  • through its administration and governance, ensure the vitality of the institution through professional and fiscal policies that meet the highest standards.