Silver River Museum

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Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center

The Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center is a program of Marion County Public Schools. The museum is located within Silver Springs State Park, off Baseline Road (County Road 35).


  • Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.

While school is in session, the museum serves the school system and the grounds are closed to the public. On weekends, the museum is operated by park staff and volunteers and is open to the public. Throughout the year, the museum hosts educational events, and visitors have access to the research library with prior notice.

Saber Tooth Exhibit

The initial complex consisted of the museum and classroom buildings, and over the years the museum has expanded.

Additions include a lunch pavilion, research library, late 1800s pioneer Cracker settlement, segregation-era Black American one-room schoolhouse, several log cabins and a wood-fired pottery kiln.

Cracker Village
Cracker Settlement Area

We are excited to announce the addition of a new museum wing to house the special exhibit from the Florida Museum of Natural History, “Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas.” The addition was funded by the Felburn Foundation.

Come see us on the weekends!