Museum opening hours: Beginning June 3: 10am to 3pm, Wednesday through Saturday with entry times at 10-11am, 11am-noon, noon-1pm and 1-2pm (Guests will not be admitted after 2pm) | Noon to 5pm on Sunday with entry times at noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm and 3-4pm | Closed on Monday and Tuesday | Special Seniors-only hours from 10am to noon every Wednesday in June.

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Have Out-of-This World Adventures With The Bishop — From Home

Despite not being able to welcome visitors into the Museum, The Bishop’s educators and staff are continuing to work behind the scenes caring for our animals and our collections and developing new ways to connect with our community.

Our newest resource, Museum From Home, offers out-of-this-world adventures — you don’t even have to leave your house to experience them! This one-stop-shop of virtual connections includes homeschool resources and entertaining and educational videos — fit for all ages — about the Museum, animals, the world around us and even the people who work here.

And on our new Learning Resources for Kids page you can explore printable PDFs and videos with simple activities that families and classrooms can do together. These activities can be adapted for a variety of materials and age groups.

We’re also sharing new videos every weekday at noon on our Facebook page and posting past videos to The Bishop’s YouTube channel. Then, at 3 p.m. on Saturdays, we offer Tales Under the Tree, a special story time for kids.

We also offer Pathways, our smart phone and tablet-based app that helps you explore many of the objects in our unique exhibitions.

All of these activities and resources are free!

New: Celebrate our Watery World When you Take our “Water Adventure” Pathways Tour!

Our newest Pathway celebrates our watery world — after all, this month is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day — and lets you travel the water cycle as a tiny water droplet. This six-million-year-journey will take you from the ocean to the manatee habitat, all without leaving your house!

Pathways is our FREE smart phone and tablet-based app that helps you explore many of the objects in our unique exhibitions and the sometimes-surprising stories behind them.

Although you can’t experience the Museum objects in person while we’re temporarily closed, the guide still provides compelling connections for the chronically curious with customized graphics, video, audio and more.

Simply go to your app store and search for “Bishop Pathways” to download and explore today!

Check Out Our Facebook Lineup:

Noon on Mondays: Manatee Minute of Zen featuring the relaxing view from the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat

Noon on Tuesdays: Star Talk Tuesdays feature Planetarium Manager Howard Hochhalter

Noon on Wednesdays: Wow Wednesdays focus on a new fun and fascinating topic each week

Noon on Thursdays: In My Backyard features staff and associates sharing stories about their own backyards

Noon on Fridays: Meet the Manatees with one of our Animal Care staff members

3 p.m. on Saturdays: Tales Under the Tree, a science and nature themed virtual story time.