Special Exhibits

On Exhibit Now

Birds of Southwest Florida: A Photographic Exhibition by Mac Carraway 
December 1, 2021 - February 25, 2022

The exhibit will include a sample of some of the standout bird images photographed by Mac Carraway in and around Southwest and Central Florida over the last several years, focusing on the shorebirds, wading birds, and raptors which all make Florida their home.


bird with outstreached wings landing on water. Text: Birds of Southwest FL Mac Dec 2021 - February 2022

An Icy Enterprise

Commercial ice manufacturing has been an essential part of agriculture since the late 1880s. The ice helped transform agriculture from a strictly local operation into the national and even international industry we have today. 


Online Exhibits

Underwater Farms: Aquaculture in Manatee County

Aquaculture has a long history in Manatee County. The process of growing aquatic animals and plants for food, restoration, and pets has evolved over the years, but continues to have a presence in the agricultural industry. Learn more about what aquaculture farms have been in Manatee County in the past and today. 
This exhibit is currently online only. 
View it here!  

Video with 2 Docks Shellfish can be viewed on Youtube
Video Transcript 


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