Please note: The manatee habitat is empty as we undergo renovations.

We expect to re-open the habitat and begin caring for manatees again later this Spring.

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

think + drink / science: Angola on the Manatee River

think + drink / science: Angola on the Manatee River

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Date(s) - 02/10/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


We host think + drink / science from 7 to 9pm on the second Wednesday of each month. The program opens as the day’s expert begins the evening with a presentation then we open the floor for discussion during this interactive webinar on Zoom.

“Angola on the Manatee River: New Insights Revealing Bradenton’s Ties to the Underground Railroad”

The Underground Railroad is famous for the routes facilitating the journey from enslavement in the United States to freedom in Canada. But the quest for freedom did not only go north; many self-emancipated and headed south, to Spanish La Florida. In January 2020, Professor Uzi Baram, professor of anthropology at New College of Florida, led excavations in what is now the eastern terminal of Bradenton’s Riverwalk. He shares new insights into the archaeology of the Underground Railroad now under the streets of Bradenton and its implications for our understanding of what it means to be free.

think + drink/science is sponsored by WUSF, a corporate partner of The Bishop.

  • Where: On Zoom
  • Cost: $3 for members of the Discovery Society; $5 for all others.

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