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Category: Special Events

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 [...]

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National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore’s multi-decade quest to draw attention to the plight of the world’s animal species and inspire their conservation through the National Geographic Photo Ark has taken him to zoos and sanctuaries all over the world to capture images of animals. Sartore’s pictures aren’t just any snapshots; these stunningly beautiful portraits are intimate and moving — designed to serve as an important record of each animal’s existence and a powerful testament to the im [...]

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 [...]

The At The Bishop is pleased to announce its participation in a national movement recognizing the contributions of active-duty members of the military and their families by providing a military discount. As a Blue Star Museum, we are offering 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, [...]

Museum Expansion Hailed as Important for Kids, Important for Bradenton, Important for the Region On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the At The Bishop ushered in a new era of science education when officials broke ground for an expansion that will bring new innovative programs and spaces to the community's largest cultural attraction. "Today we are officially breaking ground on the Museum's North Education Center, a major leap forward in the Museum's evolution, positioning us to expand the reach and i [...]

During the 25th Annual Snooty's Gala, we honored the legacy of our beloved Snooty and, thanks to the continued support and generosity of our Corporate Partners, event Sponsors and attendees, all proceeds from the event's Silent Auction and Raffle benefited the Museum's Manatee Rehabilitation Program. This program has provided invaluable knowledge and insights into caring for manatees and helping them return to their natural habitats. The selection of this year's theme - "elements" - reflected th [...]