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Museum of Man in the Sea

17314 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City, FL 32413-2020
850 235 4101
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Panama City
Type: Aquariums, Specialty Museums
Description: This museum offers exhibits on the history of diving.
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Valley, Alabama
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a very small museum dedicated to the history of diving and underwater exploration. Cheap enough that you really shouldn't miss it if you happen to be nearby. Plenty of things to see outside also, even if you never enter the door.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is well worth the stop if you are interested in diving history, SEALAB or just enjoy museums. We visited in May, 2014 and it cost us $5 per person. The museum is only open Wednesday through Saturday (10 - 5). The museum is small but packed with interesting exhibits. Be sure and look around outside as well.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Located off Hwy. 98 (Back Beach Road) you’ll find the Man in the Sea Museum. It is a great way to experience the history of underwater exploration. There is a small admission fee and the museum is open everyday except Mondays.

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Dothan, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you want to see some deep diving history, then this is your place. Exhibits include the different Sea labs and many other deep sea diving expositions. Well worth the stop!

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

2nd year our scout pack visited this museum. Curator is very kind and knowledgeable. Price is right. A ton of history to be told in this institution... THANK YOU NSA PC for your efforts keeping this open. Donations to keep it alive is doing very well

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Waterloo, Iowa
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143 reviews 143 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We were in PCB on a dive trip, and I insisted we go to this museum sometime during the vacation and I'm SO glad we did. It's small and the artifacts outside are a little beatup/run down but how cool to actually see some of this stuff in person. Being able to view inside these pods that people used to... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

My 17 yr old son and I visited this little but mighty museum and had a great and informative time. Got our pictures inside a real submarine and learned a lot in the process!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This small museum is dedicated to man's undersea exploration. They have preserved some amazing diving related stuff, tracking the history of dive gear, undersea labs, subs, etc., from around the world. The historical section is especially interesting. Though small they pack a lot into this place. You can crawl around some amazing undersea equipment outside, such as sealab 1. It... More

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kennesaw
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Small museum shows the progress of underwater diving from early times to more recent. Anyone who has grown up with Nat Geo stories pertaining to the underwater environment will recognize many of the items on display. Worth the small admission fee if you are a diver(or not).

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stopped by at the Man of the Sea Museum simply on a whim after noticing the SeaLab1 displayed outside. It's a bit of an odd place, dedicated to the history of man's attempts to explore the underwater world, but we had such a good time that I'd really recommend it. The dioramas depicting the history of underwater diving feature... More

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