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

Facebook Live: Celebrate Manatee Appreciation Day

Facebook Live: Celebrate Manatee Appreciation Day

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Date(s) - 03/25/2020
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm


Whether you find yourself needing to homeschool your kids or to keep yourself entertained — or both — you can still turn to The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. Although we’re temporarily closed, you can connect with us from home on Facebook to explore cool topics like fossils, gardening, astronomy, seashells — and of course manatees!
  • Noon, today: Facebook Live on Manatee Appreciation Day. Our manatee care experts talk about Manatee Appreciation Day and what makes manatees so special, then one of our educators shows kids how to make a manatee paper bag puppet at home.
  • Connect at