Museum opening hours: 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday | Noon to 5pm on Sunday | Closed on Monday | Masks required for indoor spaces | HOLIDAY HOURS: Closing at 1pm November 24 | Closed on November 25 | Closed December 24-26 | OPEN Monday December 27 | Closing at 1pm December 31 | Closed New Year's Day

Exhibitions: First Floor

Exhibitions: First Floor

First Floor Galleries

Permanent Exhibitions

The first floor features fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest animal inhabitants and archaeological material representing Paleo-Indian, Archaic and pre-contact cultures. 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.

Discover the underwater viewing window, where you can see the manatees we are caring for in our rehabilitation facility.