South Florida Museum

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201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205 201 10th St W, Bradenton Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+19417464131
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    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 6 months ago
The museum is located in a beautiful part of Bradenton, close to the Riverwalks. The manatee are so peaceful and amazing to view. I am so happy that I brought my kids to understand the importance of safe boating for the future of manatee!
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Report | 7 months ago
Worthwhile only if using Groupon, otherwise overpriced. Arrive at the feeding time for manatees and don't miss the planetarium shows. Nice museum, takes about 40 minutes to go through.
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Report | 7 months ago
My kids enjoyed it. It would be nice to see the manatees up closer, touch them and feed them the way it use to be years ago. They we're very excited though. The planetarium was great.
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Report | 7 months ago
Charming museum - lots of information on the history of South Florida from prehistoric times to the post-World II years. The best thing is Snooty the manatee and the other manatees currently in residence. The people who work at the museum are very pleasant and kind. Highly recommend!
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Report | 7 months ago
Plan to spend 2 - 3 hrs. there. A lot of interesting things to see. Especially liked the feeding of Snooty and the other 2 manatees.
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Report | 7 months ago
Just enjoy and have a good time.
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Report | 7 months ago
This museum was very impressive. It was clean, modern, appropriately lit and had very nice exhibits. There was almost too much to absorb in one visit. The planetarium was enjoyable and the manatee area was very impressive. We have lived in Manatee County for six years and this was our first time to the SFM!
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Report | 7 months ago
Make sure you get there early and pay attention to the schedule of events so you don't miss anything!
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Report | 7 months ago
Lots of slow walking and standing, so wear good shoes.
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Report | 7 months ago
lovely place, lots of seating around, cool, spacious, plenty of wonderful artifacts & dioramas and we especially love Snooty!!!! The silver collection is to die for! A little bit of everything, wonderful presentation, a very good place to spend a few hours. The ladies who work there (volunteers?) are very nice! The yalso offered a wheelcahir for my 90 year old mom, but we had a walker & took our time, we will go back, a most enjoyable afternoon.
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Florida has long been a source of fascination for scientists and explorers, who have searched the Sunshine State for everything from fossilized mammals to gold. The state's natural riches are rivaled only by the cultures that have sprung up around them, and both are on full display at South Florida Museum.

The museum's first floor starts at the very beginning, with fossil evidence of Florida's earliest marine and mammal inhabitants. These fossils eventually make way for archaeological material from cultures that predate European contact. Special exhibits often fill out the museum with unique artifacts ranging from prehistoric artifacts to Penny Hardaway's fossilized high tops. As if that weren't enough, the museum also shares a campus with the Bishop Planetarium and the Parker Manatee Aquarium, where guests can observe and learn about the beloved sea cow. And the museum is also home to Snooty, the world's oldest known manatee.

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