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 Event: Surprising Sea Shells

Facebook Event: Surprising Sea Shells

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Date(s) - 03/26/2020
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, Thursday, March 26:  Surprising Seashells. There’s more to seashells than meets the eye! Becky Facer in our education department shows us why she’s smitten with seashells — from their different species and textures to the types of animals that live inside them. You’ll never see seashells the same way again!
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