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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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Winter Haven, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are a diver and interested in the history of diving, this is a great museum for you! They have many interesting exhibits from the beginning of diving to the present day. You can even try on one of those early dive helmets that weigh 100 pounds...very cool picture!

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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
91 reviews 91 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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11 reviews 11 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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Senior Contributor
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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