Anthropology, Aquarium, Archaeology, Children's, History, Natural History, Planetarium, Science
The South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Under that same roof is also the Parker Manatee Aquarium, home to Snooty, thought to be the oldest living manatee in captivity at age 61. With Snooty, are manatees in rehabilitation for US Fish and Wildlife. The Bishop Planetarium is a digital planetarium which serves also as a multipurpose theater.
Located on the central campus of Broward Community College, the planetarium was built in 1965 through a bequest of aviation pioneer Emil Buehler. Over the past 35 years, the planetarium has presented star shows and astronomical programs to almost a million visitors. As a result of a substantial gift from the Emil Buehler Trust, the planetarium has been completely renovated, reopening in 1988 with a Zeiss M1015 star projector and a sophisticated computerized automation system.
Fort Myers, Florida
Culture, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Planetarium, Science
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is a private, 501(c)(3), not for profit, environmental education organization located in Fort Myers, Florida. Our 105-acre site has a museum, three nature trails, a 44'-diameter dome theater planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries, a gift shop and meeting and picnic areas.
The BCC Planetarium & Observatory offers several unique ways to explore outer space. Underneath its signature 70-foot dome, the planetarium theater features a first-of-its-kind dual projection system, one of the largest public observatories in the State of Florida, a hands-on demonstration hall and an Iwerks movie theater. These features, each innovative on its own, work together to connect Earthbound visitors with the far reaches of our galaxy and beyond.
Saint Augustine, Florida
Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Park, Planetarium, Science
The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a 15 acre waterfront, Historical Site where St. Augustine, Florida began in 1565. Here, on September 8, 1565, Spanish Explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles established the oldest continuous European Settlement in the U.S., and held the first recorded Thanksgiving Feast between Europeans and Native Americans - 55 years before the Pilgrims. The site is 42 years older than Jamestown, and is open 364 days a year.
Aquarium, Planetarium, Science
The new Frost Science is structured around a lushly landscaped indoor and outdoor Living Core Aquarium of terrestrial and aquatic environments, featuring a Gulf Stream Aquarium experience totaling over 500,000 gallons of salt water. The facility includes state-of-the-art, full-dome Frost Planetarium, the Knight Learning Center, Innovation Center and Café, and an Exploration Center featuring permanent interactive exhibits.
Daytona Beach, Florida
Art, Children's, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Planetarium
The Museum of Arts and Sciences, Volusia County's largest cultural institution, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and features 100,000 square feet of arts, science, history, children's and nature exhibits and regularly changing programs.
History, Natural History, Planetarium, Science
Investigate whales, dolphins, and manatees in Atlantic Tails." Travel through space in the new Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. Relive Northeast Florida History in "Currents of Time." Come face-to-face with animals of the region in the "Florida Naturalist's Center," and explore "The Body Within."
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Classroon Extension Programs, Mobile Outreach Programs, Community events monthly, after school programs
West Palm Beach, Florida
Anthropology, Aquarium, Archaeology, Children's, Culture, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Planetarium, Science
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium provides curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational journey through the latest discoveries in science and technology. Named South Florida Parenting’s 2017 & 2018 Kids Crown Winner for Best Museum, SFSCA features more than 100 interactive exhibits, an immersive fresh and saltwater aquarium, full-dome planetarium, Florida conservation-themed miniature golf course, the world’s most advanced exhibit on the human brain and much more.