BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) – UPDATE: To ensure safety during Hurricane Irma, the Snooty Memorial Open House will be moved to Sunday, September 24th from noon to 5 p.m.
"The Snooty Memorial Open House will pay tribute to Snooty's legacy, while we celebrate his remarkable life and all that he has brought to the Museum and the world throughout his record-breaking 69 years," said Brynne Anne Besio, Museum CEO.
There will be a visual tribute to Snooty that will be shown in the Planetarium. Also, visitors can learn more about Snooty's true legacy: the Museum's Manatee Rehabilitation Program.
The Aquarium is currently home to three rehabilitating manatees: Randall, Gale and Baca. They will be released when they are once again in good health. Officials say Randall’s release may be soon.
The museum wants Snooty fans to continue to share their memories with Snooty online. Photos may be used in the visual tribute.