Museum opening hours: 10am to 5pm Tuesday-Saturday | Noon-5pm Sunday | Closed Monday

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Museum Second Floor

Museum Second Floor

South Florida Museum Second Floor

South Florida Museum Permanent Exhibits

The Visible Storage Gallery

Portions of the extensive collection are rotated for viewing.

River Heritage Hall

Examine the economics, government, culture and geography of the community with a focus of local maritime history

Environmental Hall

Exhibits in the Environmental Wing are designed to educate all visitors about Florida’s environment incorporating the past, present and future. The message of the three exhibits; Riverine, Pine Uplands and Estuary focus on environmental awareness of our regions unique bio diversity.

The Patrons Gallery

The Patrons Gallery acknowledges the generosity of the museum founders and exhibits extraordinary decorative arts.

Curator’s Choice

Quilting with a Cause

A new exhibit at the South Florida Museum explores how quilting runs through the fabric of life in America. The exhibit showcases quilts from the South Florida Museum’s collection and features quilts that showcase a variety of styles as well as lifetime milestones. The exhibit also explains aspects of early quilting, including how quilters used plant materials to make fabric dyes, as well as quilting styles, the intricate needlework used in quilting and how quilts were used to celebrate causes like civil rights in the 1960s and raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic beginning in the late 1980s.

Read:  Bay News 9 On the Town: South Florida Museum celebrates quilting for Women’s History Month

Rincon Gallery

Check back soon for information about the next exhibit coming to the Rincon Gallery!