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) and one mile south of SR 40 and works in close cooperation with the Florida Park Service. View map.
The Silver River Museum is open weekends and on most holidays from 9 AM to 5 PM. Please note that we are closed to the public on weekdays.
Admission is $2.00 per person. Children under six are admitted free. Entrance fees also apply for the Silver Springs State Park. Contact the state park at (352) 236-7148 or click here to visit their website.
Saturday and Sunday November 12-13 (9 am to 4 pm). Experience the pioneer days of North Central Florida at the Silver River Museum with historic exhibits and re-enactors, sugar cane syrup making, Civil War soldiers, Seminole Indians, blacksmiths, cracker cow hunters, spinners, weavers and more! Enjoy live bluegrass and folk music, craft vendors, tram rides to the Silver River, puppet shows and great food. Admission is $5 per person with children five and younger free. Free state park admission and parking fees during the event.
Saturday and Sunday February 18-19 (9 am to 4 pm). Visit the Silver River Museum this weekend to meet archaeologists, learn how to make stone tools, bows and arrows, pottery, buckskin and more. High quality stone from across North America and flint knapping supplies for sale by vendors. Ongoing demonstrations of flint knapping, bow and arrow making, traditional archery, bone and shell carving and basket making. Hands-on activities include pottery making, tomahawk and atlatl spear throwing and making buck skin. Craft vendors, tram rides to the Silver River, puppet shows and great food. Admission is $5 per person with children five and younger free. Free state park admission and parking fees during this event.