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Second Floor

Second Floor

Second Floor

Permanent Exhibitions:

The Visible Storage Gallery

Portions of The Bishop’s extensive collection are rotated for viewing. Come back time and again to see something new!

River Heritage Hall

Examine the economics, government, culture, and geography of the community with a focus of local maritime history

Environmental Hall

Exhibits in the Environmental Hall are designed to educate all visitors about Florida’s environment incorporating the past, present, and future. The message of the exhibits — Riverine, Pine Uplands, Estuary and Gulf Waters — focuses on environmental awareness of our regions unique biodiversity.