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St. Johns River Center, Palatka

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The St. John’s River Center showcases the unique and varied ecosystems of the St. John’s River as well as its unique history, culture, and commerce. Visitors can participate in group tours or self-guided visits.

Staff-led programs, offered by appointment, include topics on:

natural history of the area;

William Bartram’s travels in Palatka and Putnam County;

19th century Steamboat trade;

commerce and industry of the River;

types of wetlands and their importance; and

plants and Animals of the River

Field trip programs are available for public and private schools, youth groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and home school groups. Reservations are required.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday: 10-4


Thursday: 10-4

Friday: 10-4

Closed daily 12-1 for lunch
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  • They have really fixed up the down town area on the river. They have music down there on Saturdays some times. It is a nice place to go walk and see the river. I'm so glad that they finally cleaned.....  more »
  • Palatka’s downtown has seen a renaissance with the leadership of many residents including the Batram’s Trails Group. The St. John’s River Center, designed for children, is interesting to grown-ups...  more »
  • Took the kids, they enjoyed it and did not want to leave.
  • Very informative, hands on, bright visuals to hold your attention, coloring tables set up for the young

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