Museum opening hours: 10am to 4pm Wednesday through Saturday with entry times at 10-11am, 11am-noon, noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm (Last entry at 3pm) | 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

Education Programs at The Bishop

Education Programs at The Bishop

Please Note: In accordance with CDC guidelines on social distancing, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is not booking field trips at this time. If you are interested in a field trip for August 2020 or later, please fill out and submit a request form. We will contact you at least three weeks prior to your preferred field trip date to let you know whether The Bishop’s field trips have resumed.

Do you have a school or group interested in learning more about the science and natural history of Florida? Bring them to The Bishop where we share stories of place, life, interaction and change using exhibits and objects from our collections. Get ready for some “aha” moments!

At The Bishop, we are proud to offer a variety of tours and other educational experiences. Learn more about each option below.

Field Trips to The Bishop

Early Learning Guided Tour – Pre-K to 3rd Grade

This guided two-hour experience includes the brand-new Mosaic Backyard Universe, an immersive exhibition designed for young explorers. Our Educators bring science and nature to life as your students explore The Bishop’s most popular exhibitions, a visit to the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, and/or a full-dome show in The Planetarium. Programming is aligned to the Florida State Standards. To learn more about tours for your grade level, click choose a link below:

4th Grade Core Tour

This two-hour program includes a star talk in The Planetarium, guided exploration of Museum exhibitions and a special conservation presentation in the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat. From the Earth to the moon, all aspects of this unique program align with the Florida State Standards.

Guided Highlight Tour – Pre-K to 12th Grade

This two-hour program includes a guided tour of The Bishop’s most popular exhibitions, a manatee presentation, and one Planetarium show of your choice. Highlight tours do not include the Mosaic Backyard Universe.

School Family Nights

Want to do something special for the families at your school? Get exclusive access to the Museum for your school with a Family Night program. Family Night programs include two hours of after hours access to the Museum, with a scavenger hunt and Planetarium show of your choice.

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. Either way, our Outreach Programs are a great way to bring the Museum’s resources directly into your classroom.

Summer Science Camp

Is your child in 2nd to 5th grade? For something fun and educational this summer, check out our Summer Science Camp at The Bishop. Your curious adventurer can enjoy up to six weeks of camp, with a different exploration each week. Book in the spring for sessions in June and July.

Homeschool Courses at The Bishop

The Bishop offers a Science Education and Enrichment program for students who are homeschooled. The homeschool program is based on a three-year content cycle and is structured to touch on the major benchmarks in state and national science standards. The first year focuses on Physical Science, the second on Earth & Space Science and the third on Life & Environmental Science.


IQuest is a monthly program for smart and curious middle school students in grades 6-8. While each IQuest is different, you can always expect challenging projects and games that inspire out-of-the-box solutions to real-world problems. IQuest takes place from 4-8pm on the second Saturday of most months.

Adult and Senior Tours

Would you like to bring a group to visit The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature? Educator-guided tours bring The Bishop’s collections to life and provide an opportunity to look deeper into Florida’s natural history. Tours can be customized to meet your educational goals or interests.