We’ve decided it is officially bizarre weather here on the Emerald Coast, but the rain and thunderstorms that have been pounding our shores the past few weeks have not kept tourists from coming to enjoy their Gulf vacations, and for that we truly thank you all! We wanted to give our guests some ideas of indoor attractions and places to visit on these dreary days.
The Man in the Sea Museum, located on Highway 98 in Panama City Beach, is the world’s only museum dedicated to showcasing the history of man’s exploration of the great big blue! The museum is run by the Institute of Diving, a non-profit organization that has been striving to educate the public and improve knowledge about maritime history since 1977.
The 5,000 square foot museum brings visitors treasures recovered from sunken ships dating from 1500, along with more recent commercial and naval equipment, vehicles, and habitats. Both kids and adults can climb through a submarine and other exhibits including the SEALAB-1, the world’s first working undersea habitat. Come see displays of early diving equipment and watch videos of showing how it was used!
A trip to Man in the Sea on this rainy afternoon could be just the fun and educational (we won’t tell the kids if you don’t) outing for the whole family to enjoy.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 5pm Closed Sunday & Monday
Tickets & Admission
General (7 to 64): $5.00 Senior (65+): $4.50 Children (Under 7): FREE!