Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science
2201 Michigan Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32926 - United States
The Brevard Museum of History of Natural Science has been in operations since 1969. The Museum chronicles the regional cultural heritage of Brevard County, Florida, as well as the State of Florida, from the Ice Age fossils to the Space Age Apollo, Shuttle and Hubble Telescope programs. The Museum is uniquely located on 22 acres of land that includes the Johnny Johnson nature trail system. Visiting the Museum provides patrons of all ages an historical and sciences experience both indoors and outdoors.
Four of the many exhibits at the Museum include:
Ice Age - The kids, and adults, marvel at the skeletons’ of a Giant Ground Sloth, Mastodon, Megalodon Jaw and Saber Tooth Cat, all on display. And you can’t forget to look at the many displays of teeth, bones and fossils.
Albert and Grace Taylor – In 1975, the Albert and Grace Taylor addition to the Brevard Museum came to fruition via the Grace Webster Taylor Testamentary Trust. Many of Grace Taylor’s personal effects are on continual exhibit. Grace Webster Taylor was a resident of the City of Cocoa, who passed away on December 27, 1945.
Windover - The Brevard Museum is proud to be the exhibitor of the findings of the Windover Archeological Site, which is located approximately 15 minutes north, near Titusville, Florida. In 1982, skeletal remains were found on approximately .25 acres during the development of Windover Farms Subdivision. The State of Florida approved funding and excavation took place in 1984. The remains of the individuals were well preserved and were buried in a pond cemetery in excess of 7,000 radiocarbon years.
Space Wing – This Exhibit starts with the first dog in flight in 1957 and continues to the Apollo Program, to the Space Shuttle and to the Hubble Telescope. This exhibit even has a time capsule that is to be opened in 2075.
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