You can't get any closer to a manatee unless you are swimming with them. Snooty is a must see if you are in Bradenton, he has been at the South Florida Museum for over 50 years. There are also other exhibits about different florida history, but Snooty is the most popular attraction. They have a planitarium on site as well, sometimes they will even do a rock and roll laser light show, check the paper. They offer deals and specials for the locals, if you want to check this out please grab a paper or check out their website first, so you don't miss out on the deals.