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School Field Trips

School Field Trips

Field Trips to The Bishop

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is an exciting place to discover and learn. The museum is filled with unique specimens and historic artifacts, dioramas of Florida’s native wildlife and first peoples, and exhibits that chart Earth’s journey through time. The Bishop is also home to the world-renowned Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat and a state-of-the-art Planetarium.

Student Field Trips to The Bishop engage students through interactive learning with our collection and exploration of the world-at-large. Your school’s curriculum comes to life as students discover, question, and explore!

Student Field Trip Prices:

  • $8 per student
  • One teacher or chaperone FREE per 10 students
  • $10 per additional chaperone

Please note: Museum passes and reciprocal memberships are not applicable for any group program.

Looking for transportation funding?

Visit the Embracing Our Differences Exhibit at The Bishop and The State College of Florida Bradenton Campus  between April 26 and May 26, 2023 and have your school bus costs completely covered by Embracing Our Differences!

Student Field Trips are two-hour, guided experiences featuring The Bishop’s most popular exhibitions, a visit to the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, and one Planetarium show. The exhibitions highlighted and the information given are tailored to the age of your students, from Pre-K to college, and follow the themes of Florida Plants and Animals, Florida’s First Peoples, and Florida Natural History. Field trips for Pre-K to 1st graders may include the Mosaic Backyard Universe interactive children’s exhibit.

  • Student Field Trips are offered Tuesday-Friday from 9:45am – noon.
  • Groups have the option to bring lunch to The Bishop, extending their field trip by 30 minutes.
  • Field trips must be reserved at least one month in advance. We recommend booking as early as possible, as space is limited.
  • Field trips are limited to groups of 15 to 100 students. Groups larger than 100 students will need to book multiple dates.
  • One teacher or chaperone is required for every 10 students and will be admitted at no additional charge.
    • Chaperones must be over the age of 18.
    • Additional adults will be charged at the chaperone rate.
    • All adults attending with groups are expected to stay with their group for the duration of the program.
  • Field Trips are not designed to be a comprehensive tour of the entire Museum due to time limitations.
  • Field trips build upon big ideas and benchmarks from the Florida Sunshine State Standards. For the list of specific standards covered for your grade level, please contact us.

Already booked your field trip with us? Check out our Pre-Field Trip Planning Guide to get your students ready to visit!

Does your school serve a Title 1 neighborhood? Contact Education@BishopScience.org, to ask about financial assistance to support your visit to The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature!

How to Book Your Field Trip

Gather the information you need to complete the request form:

  • Name and address of school or group
  • Contact information, including phone number and email
  • Approximate number of students and chaperones (this can be adjusted before the field trip date)
  • Date(s) you wish to attend (and an alternate in the event your chosen date is unavailable)
  • Grade level(s) of your students

If you have additional questions, please contact us at Education@BishopScience.org or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113.

Add our email domain @BishopScience.org to your contact list so you can be sure to receive information from us.

Make-A-Day Of It with The Bishop and Embracing Our Differences

Our Diverse Universe

Join us at The Bishop to explore the uniqueness of the Earth and the diversity of the universe beyond. During this guided experience, we will visit Florida manatees in The Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat and immerse ourselves in the wonders of our cosmic home in The Planetarium. We will experience one of the amazing local ecosystems here on Earth as well as travel among the stars and learn how all life connects back to origins deep in space. We will discuss how our actions can impact other living things and ways in which we all share the same planet and resources.

*This is a shortened Field Trip to The Bishop to accommodate a visit to the Embracing Our Differences Exhibit at State College of Florida on the same day. 

  • Recommended Grade Levels: K-12
  • Program Availability: April 26 to May 26, 2023; Tuesday-Friday; 9:45-11:00 am
  • Max Capacity Per Group: 100 students
  • Program Cost: $6 per student (discounted rate), 1 Adult Free for every 10 students, and $10 each above the ratio

If you have additional questions, please contact us at Education@BishopScience.org or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113.

Once you have completed our Make-A-Day of It Student Field Trip Request Form below and received confirmation of your Field Trip to The Bishop, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED BY EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCE.