Please note: The manatee habitat is empty as we undergo renovations.

We expect to re-open the habitat and begin caring for manatees again later this Spring.

Museum opening hours: 10am to 4pm Wednesday through Saturday with entry times at 10-11am, 11am-noon, noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm (Last entry at 3pm) | Noon to 5pm on Sunday with entry times at noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm and 3-4pm (Last entry at 4pm) | Closed on Monday and Tuesday

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

The Bash at the Bishop

The Bash at the Bishop


The Silent Auction is NOW OPEN!

Please support our work at The Bishop, visit our Silent Auction Page NOW to register!

This year we’re trying something new: Our silent auction is entirely online!

We have some fantastic packages, including an eight-day American Queen Steamboat river cruise, a helicopter tour over picturesque Anna Maria Island and a week in Ireland to explore the castles and cottages of the Emerald Isle! To bid on the items, it is very important that you REGISTER NOW for the silent auction online. Pre-register now to get the first look at the silent auction items and raffle prizes.





Join us for The Bash at The Bishop, an enchanted evening benefiting The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature — at 6 pm Saturday, Nov. 2.

Don’t miss one of the biggest social events of the season as you join more than 450 of the area’s movers and shakers for an enchanted evening with a fabulous dinner, dancing, a silent auction, a NEW signature cocktail and more!

During The Bash at The Bishop — our annual gala — guests can explore The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, including our newest permanent exhibition, the Mosaic Backyard Universe, and our special exhibition of Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures, organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

This black-tie optional party presented by Willis Smith Construction celebrates The Bishop and all it provides to the community — from low-and no-cost programming to its state-of-the-art Planetarium and Stage 2 Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat. Tickets are $200.

To sponsor the event or purchase tickets, please contact Laurie Voight at 941.216.3463 or

Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsor

Thank You to Our Silver Sponsors

Greene Hamrick

Quinlan & Schermer, P.A.


Thank You to Our Corporate Partners