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Help Snooty the manatee celebrate his birthday!
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Help Snooty the manatee celebrate his birthday!

Bradenton, Florida -- Join Snooty the manatee for his 63rd birthday party from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the South Florida Museum. The annual event, held in the Museum’s outdoor Spanish Plaza, is free for all of Snooty’s friends and fans.  Snooty is the world’s oldest manatee on record.

Snooty’s 63rd Birthday Bash and Wildlife Awareness Festival will offer children’s games, art activities and free cookies and juice for children. Tickets for games will be available for purchase.  Live animals and special presentations from local environmental and wildlife organizations will be featured at the celebration as well.

An annual birthday card contest open for all children in preschool through 6th grade during the 2010-2011 school year is now accepting entries. The contest entry deadline is 5 p.m. on July 11, 2011. For more details and to download the contest registration form, visit www.southfloridamuseum.org. A display of Snooty’s birthday cards submitted from the public will be showcased and prizes for the top cards in each age category will be awarded at noon during Snooty’s Birthday Bash and Wildlife Awareness Festival.  

Admission to the outdoor birthday party in the Spanish Plaza is free to the public.  Reduced General Admission tickets to the Museum galleries, inside Aquarium exhibits and Planetarium shows are available for $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65 and over), $6 for children ages 4 – 12. Children ages 3 and younger are admitted for free with a paying adult.  The reduced General Admission prices are valid for 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
 

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