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Museum of Man in the Sea

Open Now: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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 17 June 2018
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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
17314 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City, FL 32413-6038
+1 850-235-4101
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We checked hours of operation online. We went on a Tuesday. We looked at all of the outside displays which were interesting. Sign said they opened at 10. We were there until 10:30 and they had still not opened. Tried calling and answering machine said...More

Thank Brandy H
Reviewed 17 June 2018 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
Reviewed 30 March 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.

2  Thank Heather E
Reviewed 3 March 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
Reviewed 31 January 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
Reviewed 29 December 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
Reviewed 26 November 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
Reviewed 21 October 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
Reviewed 9 October 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
Reviewed 20 September 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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Lisa J
29 June 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.
Samantha M
11 May 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
Mary R
12 March 2015|
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$5 for adults