Museum opening hours: 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 (Last entry at 4pm) | Closed on Monday and Tuesday |

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Category: Manatee Rehabilitation

Two new manatees — Viva and Collie — arrived at The Bishop’s Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat on Dec. 10 to receive pre-release conditioning before they return to the wild. "Today we received two female manatees from ZooTampa," said The Bishop’s Director of Animal Care, Virginia Edmonds. "It's been a busy rescue season and we are fulfilling our role as a second stage rehabilitation facility for manatees. Accepting manatees like Viva and Collie along with two we received earlier this year fr [...]

Two new manatees — Felicia and Doscal — arrived at The Bishop’s Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat on Sept. 25 to gain weight and receive pre-release conditioning before their return to the wild. The manatees are expected to remain at The Bishop until winter 2021. The move from SeaWorld went off without a hitch, said The Bishop’s Director of Animal Care, Virginia Edmonds. “They seem very calm in the habitat and started eating right away — a good sign. We’ll be performing daily observations to [...]

The South Florida Museum said a fond farewell to Tannebaum the manatee on Nov. 5 as he returned to the wild 11 months after an entanglement in dock line nearly severed his tail. Tannebaum, an adult male manatee that was rescued from the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers in January, was returned to the wild as part of a joint effort of the Museum, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He was returned to the wild at Koreshan State Par [...]

On Tuesday, March 27, the At The Bishop welcomed two new patients to its Stage 2 Manatee Rehabilitation Aquarium: ONeil and Tannebaum. And on Wednesday, March 28, they were joined by Baca who returned to the Museum after a month at SeaWorld. Wednesday was also Manatee Appreciation Day -- a special day to celebrate these very special animals. The Aquarium is also open to the public again, following the completion of scheduled maintenance, including buffing and re-sealing the 60,000-gallon habitat [...]