RIP Snooty

Snooty's Death Was a "Preventable Accident," South Florida Museum Says

Museum CEO Brynne Anne Besio apologizes for his death.

08/31/2017 By Megan McDonald

Snooty

Remembering Snooty

The life and times of Bradenton’s beloved manatee.

08/25/2017 By Craig Pittman

From the Editor

Our Snooty, Ourselves

Remembering the South Florida Museum's beloved manatee.

08/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

Gone But Not Forgotten

The Fight for a Snooty Statue in Downtown Bradenton

In the wake of Snooty the manatee's tragic drowning, one local man wants to immortalize the famous sea cow in downtown Bradenton. He has the signatures, but will they be enough?

07/27/2017 By Rick Morgan

The Beast Within

Sensational Spirited Contenders Compete to Star as Sea Cow Snooty

In a quest to achieve lasting glory and fame, three contestants auditioned this week for the role of Snooty the Manatee.

07/18/2017 By Rick Morgan

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Sept. 22-28

Van Wezel’s last Friday Fest of the season; this Saturday’s free at South Florida Museum, Historic Spanish Point and The Ringling; and lots more.

09/22/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Sept. 15-21

Dinosaur Discoveries, Fab Lab festival for families, moonlight kayaking and more.

09/15/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 21-27

Snooty’s birthday bash, Sinbad at McCurdy’s and more.

07/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

Happy Birthday!

Snooty the Manatee Celebrates His 68th birthday

Celebrate Snooty's birthday with a big bash at the South Florida museum.

07/19/2016 By Margo Rometo

Weekend Planner

Your Top 11 Things to Do: June 16-22

Louie Anderson at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Summer Circus Spectacular, Maks & Val of Dancing with the Stars and more.

06/16/2016 By Ilene Denton

Back to the Future

High-Tech Science and Art Converge at the Bishop Planetarium

The area's only planetarium uses state-of-the-art equipment to take you to the edge of the universe.

03/31/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Weddings

Their Sarasota Wedding: Cody and Jana Stapleton at the South Florida Museum

Cody and Jana wed in April at the South Florida Museum.

10/07/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

Article

Celebrate Snooty's Birthday this Saturday

South Florida Museum is hosting Snooty's 67th Birthday Bash this Saturday.

07/14/2015 By Chelsey Lucas

Article

National Geographic Photographer Brian Skerry's "Ocean Soul" on View at South Florida Museum

National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry's "Ocean Soul" will be on exhibit at the South Florida Museum through June 7.

03/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

Article

Exactly What to Do in Sarasota on Saturday Nights

When the sun starts to set, the action heats up at four fun weekend hotspots.

12/30/2014 By Hannah Wallace

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Exactly What to Do in Sarasota on Saturday Nights

When the sun starts to set, the action heats up at four fun weekend hotspots.

12/01/2014 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Exactly What To Do in Sarasota This Summer

We've scouted out some great things to eat, see and do while the snowbirds are gone and the Sarasota is ours.

06/27/2013 By Cooper Levey-Baker