Parker Manatee Aquarium
The Parker Manatee Aquarium located at the South Florida Museum houses adult manatees.
An exhibit area within the facility helps to educate the public about manatee anatomy and offers above and below water viewing. The Aquarium has housed 23 manatees as part of the rehabilitation program. The facility is the permanent home to Manatee County's most famous resident and the oldest known manatee in the world, Snooty. Check out the Snooty Cam.
You will find the Great Hall, Land of Change, Fabulous Florida Seas, Archaic Peoples and the Tallant Gallery brimming with information and objects that reflect the prehistory of Gulf Coast Florida. The Montague Tallant Collection of Florida’s First Peoples Artifacts. Montague Tallant’s pottery collection dates from A.D. 300 until the 1700s. These pots help us tell the story of Florida’s lost tribes.