BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) — Snooty the famous Tampa Bay manatee is celebrating his 68th birthday this weekend and wants you to join!
The South Florida Museum in Bradenton is throwing Snooty’s 68th Birthday Bash & Wildlife Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free for all Snooty’s friends and fans.
Snooty was born on July 21, 1948 in Miami and now lives at the South Florida Museum. He was the first manatee born in captivity. Snooty sets records every day for how long we know manatees can live, according to the museum.
Snooty is the oldest manatee in captivity and he is in the Guiness Book of World Records.
The annual event will celebrate Snooty’s 68th birthday and promote wildlife awareness. The event will be outdoors, rain or shine, held in the Spanish Plaza, located at the Museum’s north parking lot by the Manatee River and in front of the Museum on 10th Street West.
The celebration will feature children’s games and art activities, free cookies and drinks for the children, a display of Snooty’s birthday cards.
Admission to the Museum is reduced on Saturday. All-day reduced admission to the Museum, Aquarium and Planetarium is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (65 and over), $7 for children ages 4-12, children ages 3 & under are free with a paying adult.
The South Florida Museum is located at 201 10th Street West in downtown Bradenton.
See what Snooty’s doing right now: Snooty Cam