Open House scheduled at South Florida Museum to honor Snooty the manatee

Posted at 12:39 PM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 12:39:44-04

The South Florida Museum will open its doors to the public for free from noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10 for a day of remembrance for Snooty the manatee.

He died shortly after his 69th birthday in what the museum called a tragic accident.

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"The Snooty Memorial Open House will pay tribute to Snooty's legacy, while we celebrate his remarkable life and all that he has brought to the Museum and the world throughout his record-breaking 69 years," said Brynne Anne Besio, Museum CEO.  

The celebration will include a visual tribute to Snooty, along with opportunities for visitors to help create memorial projects honoring Snooty. 

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