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South Florida Museum and Bishop Aquarium

Bradenton, Florida

The South Florida Museum interprets the region's scientific and cultural history from the Pleistocene to the present.  It is home to the Montague Tallant Collection of Florida's First Peoples Artifacts and houses archaeological objects dating from the Paleo-Indian period to the arrival of the Spanish explorers in the early 1500s.  The museum is also home to the Parker Manatee Aquarium.  It's 60,000-gallon tank provides above and underwater viewing and rehabilitation of manatees in surroundings that replicate their natural habitat.