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YES! I want to support The Bishop

As a private 501(c)(3) non-profit, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature relies primarily on philanthropy and revenue from admissions, rentals, and the Museum store to support our day-to-day operations. Even though we are now open, our  revenues are dramatically reduced.

Your support is critical to help the Museum maintain its role as a hub for engaging programs and exhibitions for inquisitive visitors and students. We also need your help to preserve the diverse artifacts and remarkable objects in our collections, and provide much needed care for manatees undergoing rehabilitation.

We invite you to make a gift NOW, or, if you are older than 70½, you can direct a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA to The Bishop.

We hope you are keeping well and thank you for thinking of The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature at this critical time for our community. We have been a part of this community for 73 years and we’re committed to getting through these especially challenging times together.

Ways to Give

Support The Bishop’s Annual Fund

Inspire explorers of all ages by supporting The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. As a supporter of The Bishop’s Annual Fund, you are a member of our Discovery Society.

The Discovery Society is a community of supporters who are dedicated to understanding the world around us, exploring Florida’s natural history, and helping manatees in need – who enjoy the Museum and genuinely value our role as an educational and cultural resource and asset to our community’s quality of life.

As the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is known for its engaging exhibits, educational programs, state-of the-art Planetarium shows and manatee rehabilitation program. As a member of the Discovery Society, you support all of these. You also become a part of our Museum “family”— a passionate group of engaged supporters who recognize the Museum as a fun and engaging community resource. Your support allows us to continue providing discoverers of all ages a place to explore our precious planet Earth and our Universe.

Your support

  • Sustains the Museum’s role as a hub for engaging programs and exhibitions for inquisitive visitors and students;
  • Preserves the diverse artifacts and remarkable objects in our collections;
  • Brings exceptional traveling exhibitions to our community;
  • Provides care for manatees undergoing rehabilitation.

Support the Museum’s mission by becoming a part of the Discovery Society.  

If you would like to support The Bishop’s mission, be a part of the Discovery Society, and receive a full tax deduction, use the button below.

If you prefer you may mail your donation directly to us at:

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
P.O. Box 9265
Bradenton, FL 34206-9265

Or contact Annual Fund Manager Terri Medina at:
941-746-4131, ext. 111