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Category: Press Release

Sponsored by Mosaic, FREE Summer Learning Day for Sarasota, Manatee students focuses on fighting summer learning loss The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature will help highlight local summer learning opportunities during a FREE Summer Learning Day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29. The event, which is one of more than 300 Summer Learning Day activities serving more than 300,000 youth nationwide, includes FREE admission for Manatee and Sarasota County students in grades K–8 along with one [...]

Florida’s native birds offer a beautiful array of color and fascination. Yet for many species, survival is a delicate balance between nature’s habitat and our constant human change. The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature's newest special exhibition — Florida Feathers: Birds in Peril — highlights the plight many of Florida’s native bird species face through the breathtaking images captured by photographer Grant Jefferies. Jefferies, who grew up in Palmetto and enjoyed a successful career as a ph [...]

Did you know that The Bishop is a Blue Star Museum? Blue Star Museums offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. We thank all members of the military and their families for their service to our country! The free admission is available to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissio [...]

Release provides another reason to celebrate Manatee Appreciation Day at the Museum on March 27  The South Florida Museum returned a manatee to the wild Thursday, March 7, in Brevard County, near where the young male was found suffering from cold stress in 2017. Nicknamed Baca, the manatee spent his initial rehabilitation in a critical care facility and then was moved to the Museum's Stage 2 Rehabilitation Habitat to grow to the right size and weight for release. As a young male manatee weighing [...]

Today, most Florida-bound travelers reach the state using some pretty straightforward routes… I-75 south is popular, along with flights from all locales. But how did new residents find Florida some 60-plus million years ago? That’s the question visitors will have fun exploring when the South Florida Museum’s newest special exhibition — Finding Florida — opens in the East Gallery. This interactive exploration will follow the journeys of four species that migrated to Florida during the Great Ameri [...]

Whether you're braving Black Friday, saving up for Small Business Saturday, staking out locations for Museum Store Sunday -- or just want to get away from it all and enjoy a simple holiday pleasure or two, the At The Bishop has your back. While the Museum is CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING, we resume our normal business hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and our regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. (We're closed on Mondays.) You can join us throughout the s [...]

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 [...]

December will mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 8 -- the first manned mission to orbit the moon. On Dec. 21, 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders were the first humans to see the dark side of the moon with their very own eyes. In celebration of this historic mission -- and Neil Armstrong's 1969 moonwalk -- the At The Bishop is hosting the new special exhibition: A New Moon Rises. This new Smithsonian traveling exhibition, which features 49 large-scale an [...]

Special opportunities during this Mosaic-sponsored event include the launch of a new Pathways tour and a special movie featuring a young shark conservationist As a proud Smithsonian Affiliate, the South Florida Museum is excited to once again participate in Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day -- a day that allows guests to visit select museums nationwide for free -- including the South Florida Museum. Tickets are available free online at smithsonian.com/museumday. "We love providing the opportunit [...]