The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) offers a fun, inexpensive learning experience for your classroom or family. In addition to our wonderful exhibits, FMM is home to a research library and offers lectures, group tours, and traveling trunks.

Learners of all ages will discover the importance of Florida’s fishing and maritime heritage. 

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Field Trips

Our school group tours are FREE of charge and can accommodate all age groups.

Home School Days

Bring your home school group to enjoy the museum during our designated home school days.

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Traveling Trunks

Learn more about Marine Archaeology in your classroom with our traveling trunk.

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Pip the Pelican

Print out this coloring page and turn it in to the museum to receive a prize out of our treasure chest!

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Attend an on-site lecture, or FMM staff may be available to lecture at your local library or group meeting.

Library, Oral Histories and Maritime Resources

See what is in our Member Lending Library, listen to local oral histories, and explore links to various maritime resources.


Friends of 

the FMM

Educational programming underwritten by the Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum

Florida Maritime Museum is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

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Florida Maritime Museum, ​​Historical Resources Department for the Office of Ms. Angelina Colonneso, 
Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller

4415 119th Street West, P.O. Box 100, Cortez, FL 34215  |  (941) 708-6120  |