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Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science
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Established 1969 (opened to public in 1973)
Location 2201 Michigan Avenue
Cocoa, Florida
Type Anthropology, Archaeology, Children’s, Culture, History, Natural History, Nature Center, Park, Science

The Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science is located at 2201 Michigan Avenue, Cocoa, Florida. The museum includes a 14,750 sq/ft facility that houses artifacts from the region and a 22-acre nature preserve. The displays include a Florida timeline and rotating temporary exhibits. The museum features the remains of the "Windover Woman", the oldest human remains found on the North American continent, a re-creation of the Windover Dig, a "wet" archaeological site, and an Ice Age exhibit featuring creatures that once roamed Florida. A visitor may see how Native Americans lived and Florida pioneers survived. As of 2013, the museum had over 3,000 artifacts.

In September 2014, The Florida Historical Society became the museum's parent organization.