Tucked under the Matanzas Pass bridge, a little museum holds the world.
Or at least, the local world of marine life.
The Ostego Bay Foundation, located at 718 Fisherman's Wharf, welcomes the public to visit its museum and education center for an open house and 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The event is free, and the center will be open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.
Within the walls of the museum, visitors can learn about the early pirates of the area, watch a native Florida turtle dabble in the water, and touch sea creatures in the touch tank.
There's lots for families of all ages to learn at the education center.
The foundation will also be serving snacks and refreshments for its visitors.
Ostego Bay Foundation's regular hours are 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and the organization asks a $5 donation for adults and $3 for children. Starting in November, the organization will begin its Working Waterfront Tour, which explores the San Carlos Island waterfront's history. The tours require a reservation as only 40 people can be accommodated at a time. Call 765-8101 for more information.