The Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center is a program of Marion County Public Schools. The museum is located within the Silver Springs State Park off Baseline Road (CR 35). Admission is $2 per person. Children under six are admitted free. Entrance fees also apply for the Silver Springs State Park.
While school is in session, on weekdays, the museum serves the school system and the grounds are closed to the public. On weekends, the museum is staffed by park service personnel and volunteers, and is open to the public. Additionally, throughout the year, the museum hosts various educational events and visitors have access to the research library with prior notice.
The initial complex consisted of the museum and classroom buildings. Through the years a second wing to the museum, lunch pavilion, research library, late 1800’s Pioneer “Cracker” Settlement, and a circa 1930 one-room schoolhouse used by African-American students during segregation were added. This year we are excited to announce our wood-fired pottery kiln is complete and two log cabins are soon to be constructed.