Siesta Key To-Do - Siesta Key To-Do's Directory - Arts Entertainment Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:08:40 -0600 Sigsiu Online Business Index 2 FeedCreator Crowley Museum Nature Center A non profit nature and pioneer history center located on 190 acres of native land adjacent to the Myakka River in Sarasota County. Enjoy nature trails through the protected wildlife sanctuary, a boardwalk traversing the Maple Branch Swamp and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh and an observation tower overlooking the Myakka River. The pioneer history area includes a museum with artifacts from the late 1870's to the early 1900's, a one room homestead cabin, a working blacksmith shop, a working sugar cane mill, and a restored 1892 "Cracker" house. Trails are well maintained, and many are handicapped accessible. Wed, 04 Aug 2010 22:48:22 -0500 G-Wiz: The Science Museum   Whether you’re here with your classroom, community organization or any group, there are fun and unique hands-on opportunities available at great group rates or G.WIZ will come to you directly with customized outreach programs to fit your assembly or classroom experience!   G.WIZ offers programs throughout the year to preschool age through adults. Groups are scheduled from our surrounding counties and include public and private schools, social service agencies, and community organizations.   Wed, 04 Aug 2010 18:10:39 -0500 Big Cat Habitat   Big Cat Habitat is a non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, and other animals in need. The Big Cat Habitat was founded by Kay Rosaire who has more than 30 years of experience working with and caring for exotic animals. Our goal is to educate the public by fostering appreciation for animals and stressing the importance of habitat preservation. View Training sessions (on hold during the hot summer months), school and corporate tours, and for exotic event and parties.  Our Educational Center will launch in August 2010!   Tue, 03 Aug 2010 09:08:14 -0500 Marie Selby Botanical Gardens   The Gardens maintains a plant collection numbering more than 20,000 greenhouse plants, plus thousands more in the outdoor gardens.  Eight greenhouses include the stunning Tropical Display House where unusual flora can be seen year round.  The Center for Tropical Plant Science and Conservation provides headquarters for The Bromeliad Identification Center, the Orchid Identification Center and the Selby Gardens' Herbarium. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education, as well as a famous showplace that delights more than 180,000 visitors each year.   Tue, 03 Aug 2010 08:55:38 -0500 Mote Marine Aquarium   Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Today, we incorporate public outreach as a key part of our mission. Mote is an independent nonprofit organization and has seven centers for marine research, the public Mote Aquarium and an Education Division specializing in public programs for all ages.   At Mote, you can explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, dolphins, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life.   Tue, 03 Aug 2010 08:50:05 -0500 Sarasota Orchestra For more than 60 years, the Sarasota Orchestra has been entertaining music lovers from around the region, and visitors from around the world. With Artistic Director Leif Bjaland and President and CEO Joseph McKenna at the helm, the 80-member Orchestra performs more than 100 classical, pops and family concerts each year, and thrives as the oldest continuing orchestra in the state of Florida. Tue, 03 Aug 2010 08:35:30 -0500 Historic Spanish Point   Historic Spanish Point offers fun and educational programs for all ages throughout the year. Some programs occur regularly each fall - spring,  some are once a season, and some are once a month. Each program is designed to further our mission and to connect you to the past and the environment that is so significant to our area of Florida. Sunset Strolls are a popular seasonal program. Maritime Heritage and Speakers Bureau programs allow you to connect and interact with the people and objects of Florida's past as well. For kids we offer Adventures in Learning through school field trips, and Summer Adventures Youth Camps.   Tue, 03 Aug 2010 07:54:35 -0500 South Florida Museum   South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. Highlights include fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest mammals and marine species and the Montague Tallant collection of prehistoric and early post-contact archeological artifacts. Recently opened is the Environmental Wing focusing on Florida’s ecology and bio-diversity in the Pine Uplands and Riverine Galleries. Other exhibits cover local maritime traditions, early 20th-century medical practices and Spanish exploration in the New World. Spanish Plaza has full-scale replicas of a 16th-century manor house, chapel and conquistador Hernando DeSoto’s birthplace.   Tue, 03 Aug 2010 07:49:27 -0500 The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the State Art Museum of Florida. It preserves, develops, and enhances the legacy of John and Mable Ringling and engages and educates a large and diverse audience in a world-renowned collection of art, Cà d'Zan (the Ringling mansion) and its historic contents, collections documenting the circus and its history, the historic Asolo Theater, and the architecture, courtyard, gardens, and grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay. Tue, 03 Aug 2010 07:36:56 -0500 The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Set along Sarasota's beautiful bayfront, the landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been entertaining audiences with a variety of music, dance, theater and comedy for more than 35 years.  The Van Wezel opened its doors in 1970 with a production of Fiddler on the Roof. Since then, the Hall has welcomed a broad range of performers and shows, including world-class symphonies, both classical and modern dance companies, jazz artists, pop legends, Comedy and Broadway. Sun, 01 Aug 2010 01:05:43 -0500