Discover Florida's story from the prehistoric to the present with life-sized casts of Ice Age mammals, realistic dioramas, and fossil exhibits that explain how Florida was formed, all at the South Florida Museum and Planetarium. The Bishop Planetarium is an all digital full dome planetarium/theater, featuring astronomy presentations, sound and light shows and wide-screen large format programming. Also part of the Museum is the Parker Aquarium, designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Manatee Rehabilitation Network. The Aquarium has hosted a succession of young manatees being readied for re-release to their natural habitats. The resident manatee, Snooty, came to the Museum in 1949 and has been helping to educate visitors about the conservation of manatees and the ecosystem of the Bayou. Educational programming includes hands-on classroom programming, homeschool science courses, as well as programs for adults that include tours of the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits, and an educational presentation on manatees in the Parker Manatee Aquarium.


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