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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 366-5731
Fax: (941) 366-9807

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Beautiful bontanical gardens, as well as many special events.  Call or visit their website for a calendar of events.
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Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 359-5700
Fax: (941) 359-5745
Toll Free: (800) 660-4278

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The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in its affiliation with Florida State University is the largest museum/university complex in the nation. Recognized as the Art Museum of the State Of Florida, its campus encompasses an internationally recognized museum of Western European and American art
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Mote Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
City Island
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-2451

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Mote Marine Laboratory

Aquarium features sharks, sea turtles and manatees. Mote is also home to "Molly Mollusk" a 25-foot giant squid specimen. Open to the public.
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Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary
1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, Florida 34236-1000
Phone: (941) 388-4444
Fax: (941) 388-3258

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Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary

At a cost of $1 million dollars a year, The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, located on City Island, rescues 4,000 - 7,000 birds, mammals, and reptiles each year. Their goal is to rescue animals, rehabilitate them back to health and release them into their natural habitats. There are over 65 species of permanently handicapped birds and reptiles on display.
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Gulfcoast Wonder and Imagination Zone
1001 Blvd. of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 906-1851
Fax: (941) 906-7292

 

Gulfcoast Wonder and Imagination Center

The Gulfcoast Wonder and Imagination Zone, is a hands-on science center  located in the Blivas Science and Technology Center, the former Selby Library building.  G.WIZ is a state-of-the-art science and technology center downtown on Sarasota’s beautiful bayfront.
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Myakka River State Park
13207 SR 72
Sarasota, FL 34241
Phone: (941) 361-6511

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Myakka River State Park

Myakka River State Park is one of Florida's oldest and largest state parks. The "Florida Wild and Scenic" Myakka River flows through 45 square miles of wetlands, prairies and woodlands. Myakka is popular for hiking, fishing, camping, and wildlife observation. The park is open every day from 8 AM until sunset.
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South Florida Museum
201 10th Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
Phone: (941) 746-4131

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Bishop Planetarium

Located on the Manatee River waterfront and taking up an entire city block, the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium, and Parker Manatee Aquarium is a unique educational resource.
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The Parker Manatee Aquarium
201 10th Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
Phone: (941) 746-4131

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The Parker Manatee Aquarium

This current manatee facility opened in November of 1993. Designed to exceed federal standards, the Parker Manatee Aquarium provides a medication pool, as well as both above- and below-water viewing.  An exhibit hall within the facility helps to educate patrons about manatee anatomy, physiology and habitat, as well as the challenges faced by this endangered species.  A meeting room/classroom with underwater viewing is also available.
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De Soto National Memorial
75th St. NW
Bradenton, FL

 

De Soto National Memorial

The mission of De Soto National Memorial is to commemorate Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, who landed on the southwest Florida coast in 1539.  Open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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