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As the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, the South Florida Museum offers engaging exhibits as well as educational programs that interpret the scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world and our...more
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I came to this Museum with friends for the first time yesterday. We saw three presentations in the Planetarium lasting about 30 minutes each. I confess i know nothing about space, dark matter, stars and quantum physics but the visit was fascinating and the presenter...More
From the planetarium to movies to the manatees this place has it all. Some great talks in the planetarium have revealed some secrets of the universe to us. Highly recommend this place for a day or an evening while your are in Bradenton.
This year we decided to "join" the museum. If you're going to visit more than a couple times in a year it's worth it. We sat through the show at the planetarium twice because the guy was so animated and interesting. I love the mixture...More
This museum is filled with wonderful displays of local history and also has an aquarium where injured manatees are cared for. The manatee program is very good and there is a hands on show (mostly for the kids) where small tidal creatures can be handled....More
Visited with 6 yr and 3.5 yr old one. Think museum is a good balance of showing a litle bit of everything from woolly mammoth some dinosaurs skeleton (and why there are no Florida dinosaurs), to manatees, to a planetarium. It's a pretty good museum...More
The museum and planetarium are designed to get us thinking beyond our land based life forms. Both succeed by clearly providing educational information with a window into the seas and the stars. The museum's marine life is less diverse and informative than MOTE Marine Lab...More
Took 2 teens to what they expected to be a ‘boring’ museum... had to prise them away several hours later after they’d looked at the many exhibits, learnt about manatees and enjoyed a presentation in the planetarium. Highly recommended for a day out!
The place is ok, small rather primitive as museums go. the aquarium is small but informative. Unfortunately, Snootie, the main attraction has passed. It is expensive and there are better museums in Tampa, St Pete and Sarasota. Not worth the money or the time and...More