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Education Programs at The Bishop

Education Programs at The Bishop

Learning Programs at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is an exciting place to discover and learn. The museum is filled with unique specimens and historic artifacts, dioramas of Florida’s native wildlife and first peoples, and exhibits that chart Earth’s journey through time. The Bishop is also home to the world-renowned Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat and a state-of-the-art Planetarium.

Are you interested in discovering more about the science and natural history of Florida? At The Bishop, we’re proud to offer a variety of learning experiences. You can learn more about the options below, including Group Visits, Outreach Programs, Public Learning Programs, and Science Camps.

Group Visits to The Bishop

Student Field Trips – Pre-K through College

Our Field Trips are two-hour guided experiences featuring The Bishop’s most popular exhibitions, a visit to the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, and one Planetarium show. The exhibitions highlighted and the information given are tailored to the age of your students, from Pre-K to college. Field trips for Pre-K to 1st graders may include the Mosaic Backyard Universe interactive children’s exhibit.

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Field trips at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Group Tours for Adults

Would you like to bring an adult group to visit The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature? Our Tours bring The Bishop’s collections to life and provide an opportunity to look deeper into Florida’s natural history and get insight into new and rotating exhibitions. Tours can be geared towards your group’s educational goals or interests.

Adult Group Tours at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Science Nights at The Bishop

Invite your school or organization’s families to The Bishop for an exclusive after-hours event! Enjoy all our exhibits and a Planetarium show for a per-person discounted rate*. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at Education@BishopScience.org or call 941-216-3459, ext. 113.

Science at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

*Viewing of the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat is limited after-hours and may not be available for your event.

Outreach Programs

If you can’t make it to the Museum or want to extend your students’ learning with a pre- or post-field trip program, our Outreach Programs are a great way to bring the Museum’s resources directly to your group! Now offering classroom (small group) and large group options.

Outreach programs with The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Public Learning Programs at The Bishop

New Homeschool Science Days

Homeschool Science Days combine hands-on explorations with themed adventures throughout The Bishop’s exhibitions, Planetarium, and Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat. Each month has a unique theme that connects to key museum content and is offered to children ages 6-12 to accommodate families with multiple ages.

Homeschool Science Days at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

IQuest is relaunching this Fall!

IQuest is a program for middle school students (11-14 years old) who are looking for a fun, relaxed evening of testing, building, laughing, and exploring alongside friends in a science museum. Explore the latest science through monthly themes of Engineering, Experimentation, and Creativity. We will discover, test, and create new things each month using The Bishop’s unique spaces, exhibitions, and resources.

IQuest at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

New Teen Nights

Teen Nights invites teens (14-18 years old) to gather at The Bishop for an evening of entertainment, activities, and discovery. Come join us as we use the Museum’s exhibitions and resources to explore space, play games, meet special guests, and much more!

Engaging the scientific method during Teen Nights Science Feature at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Science Sprouts

Budding scientists can bring their favorite grown-ups to explore and discover a variety of science and nature topics in the Mosaic Backyard Universe every Saturday from 10-11am. The program is included with admission and sparks kids’ natural curiosity using imaginative play, crafts, stories, songs and more!

Science Sprouts at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Tales Under the Tree

Join us at The Bishop in our Mosaic Backyard Universe at 2pm every Saturday and Sunday for a special story time.

Tales Under the Tree in the Mosaic Backyard Universe at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Science Camps at The Bishop

For something fun and educational during school breaks, check out Science Camps at The Bishop. Your curious adventurer can enjoy discovering various science and nature topics through games, experiments, crafts, and more. We offer summer and select school break camps throughout the year. Keep an eye out for our new Middle School camp for the summer of 2023!

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Kids excited for Science Camp at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature