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Museum of Man in the Sea

17314 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City, FL 32413-6038
+1 850-235-4101
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Fun little place

Enjoyed stopping in. Learned some history of underwater diving & how it evolved. Good place to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nicole S
,
Penasco, New Mexico
via mobile
Enjoyable visit

Hubby and I enjoyed the artifacts and history and it was fun too see actual submarines. Teenager... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Heather E
,
Lakeland, Florida
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This museum offers exhibits on the history of diving.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good52%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (8 reviews)
“neat place” (3 reviews)
“diving gear” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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17314 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City, FL 32413-6038
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+1 850-235-4101
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed stopping in. Learned some history of underwater diving & how it evolved. Good place to kill some time & learn things. Friendly staff.

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I enjoyed the artifacts and history and it was fun too see actual submarines. Teenager was not as impressed and was abhorred tjat sje didnt get a signal in the building. Closed for needed remodeling April 1 to the 10th I think.

1  Thank Heather E
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We stopped in to check out the outside exhibits when the place was closed and went back a couple days later when it was open, and glad we did! The exhibits inside were very informative and cover the history of diving with plenty of example...More

1  Thank WilsonP
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

The museum is dedicated to the experience and display of many remarkable diving rigs and deep dive systems used by the U.S. Navy and other entities as well. The refurbishment of the SEALAB 1 habitat is open for viewing and understanding of how men lived...More

Thank Leland L
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We visited threes museum while on vacation. What a neat place. The teenagers even thought is was cool because they could touch things and try things out. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. Great place!

1  Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

We went with our daughter that lives in PCB. She works at the Experimental Dive Unit at the Navy base so it was on our bucket list. It’s dated but considering it’s a nonprofit I could see funding can be an issue for a venue...More

Thank Aron C
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Found this museum by accident. I was driving through Panama City and saw the Sealab Sub and I had to stop. The Man in the Sea Museum is very small but very enjoyable. Plan on spending about 2hrs there only cause of all the things...More

1  Thank Ivette N
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

We had visited once a few years ago. It is now much better organized and labeled. They have also refurbished SeaLab I that is outside. It was a rusting hulk when we visited before. Now it has been restored and there is a guided tour...More

1  Thank Tracy W
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful museum we attended. Although we did not go inside, there was plenty to see outside. It's amazing how modern technology has come a long ways. If you are ever on your way to Panama City, drop by this museum...

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

This place looks like something out of a Sci-Fi Movie!!!!!! You will absolutely Love it. I was so amazed by all the neat stuff parked around the museum.

Thank Ralphthetraveler
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m0mits, Manager at Museum of Man in the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2017

Thank you! I agree with you. The Museum is packed with awesome and interesting artifacts! Thank you for visiting

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Lisa J
June 28, 2017|
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Response from Nasagrl1326 | Reviewed this property |
I read fast. But I did stop to take pictures. A lot of pictures, so give yourself at least 2 hours to enjoy the museum.
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Samantha M
May 10, 2017|
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Response from m0mits | Property representative |
All underwater submersibles at the museum are inoperable. You may climb inside and look around in some of them, but unfortunately, they are not in water for you to take a ride. The museum is home to the United State's first... More
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Mary R
March 11, 2015|
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$5 for adults
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