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Classroom Outreach Programs

Classroom Outreach Programs

Classroom Outreach Programs

Maybe you can’t make it to the Museum, or maybe you want to extend your students’ learning with a pre- or post-field trip program. Whatever the case, our Outreach Programs are a great way to bring the Museum’s resources directly into your classroom.


Science Process Circus

Students practice using scientific methods and tools as they explore hands-on science activities. They will observe, compare, make hypotheses, gather data, and interpret findings as they move from station to station to hone their scientific skill set.

  • Time Required: 30-minute program plus set-up and take-down
  • Space Required: This outreach works best in a space with multiple tables or desks and room for students to move around.
  • Serves: One classroom, up to 25 students
  • Cost: $75/presentation; up to 4 presentations per visit

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Mobile Museum – Life, Physics, and the Earth

Physical Science, Earth Science, and Life Science are not isolated studies – they all work together to make life possible. Students will observe Museum artifacts and use science processes to explore ways in which these sciences explain how life on earth survives, thrives and changes. Examples of concepts that may be taught:

  • Adaptations of teeth and bones for survival in herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores of the past and present (organization and development of living things, diversity and evolution of living organisms);
  • Use of resources and energy transfer within ecosystems (Earth structures and Earth systems and patterns);
  • The impact of humans on the environment (Earth structures, science and society);
  • The impact of tools as a human adaptation (forces and changes in motion).


  • Time required: 30-minute program plus set-up and take-down
  • Serves: One classroom, up to 25 students
  • Cost: $75/presentation; up to 4 presentations per visit

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Select a Science

Choose your favorite from a variety of science topics, and The Bishop will send a Museum Educator to your classroom with unique biofacts, artifacts, and hands-on activities centered on the topic. Themes include:

  • Florida’s Fossils (paleontology)
  • Florida’s First Peoples (archaeology)
  • Florida Native Wildlife
  • Creative Chemistry
  • Our Solar System
  • Manatee Mania
  • Incredible Insects
  • Riveting Reptiles and Amphibians


  • Time Required: 45-minute program plus set-up and take-down
  • Serves: One classroom, up to 25 students
  • Cost: $75/presentation; up to 4 presentations per visit

Does your school serve a Title 1 neighborhood?

Contact to ask about scholarship opportunities to support your Classroom Outreach Program with The Bishop!

Classroom Outreach Programs must be paid in full two weeks prior to the date of the program. Programs are subject to staff availability. Outreach locations more than 20 miles from the Museum will incur a travel fee. If you have additional questions, please contact us at or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113.

How to book your Classroom Outreach Program:

Gather the information you need:

  • Name and address of school or group;
  • Contact information, including phone number and email;
  • Number of sessions needed;
  • Grade level and approximate number of students;
  • Date(s) you wish to book (we recommend being prepared with an alternate in the event your chosen date is unavailable);
  • Preferred time(s);
  • Chosen content track.

Complete the Classroom Outreach Program Request Now

Please note: You are submitting a request for a date; your Classroom Outreach Program is not formally booked until you receive confirmation from our Education Department.