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

Members’ Exclusive Event: Rediscover Earth

Members’ Exclusive Event: Rediscover Earth

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Date(s) - 04/20/2021
11:00 am - 6:30 pm

At The Bishop


Members of The Bishop’s Discovery Society are invited to Rediscover Earth on April 20 during a special event celebrating Earth Day!

Badlands to Bradenton: Lessons from the Field

Venture west to the Badlands of Nebraska to explore the paleontology digs we host for local educators and learn what the region has in common with Florida. You’ll also have the opportunity to un-Earth hidden treasures during a family fun scavenger hunt, and the chance to chat with experienced fossil hunters about the thrills of un-Earth-ing our planet’s past.

Explore the Garden

Join us in the garden of the Mosaic Backyard Universe to explore our Monarch Waystation. Our green-thumb experts will also show you how to start your own garden by propagating potted plants and even give you a plant to take home.

Immerse Yourself in The Planetarium

You know you can explore the outer reaches of the universe in The Planetarium, but during this event, we’ll be exploring the Earth’s deepest secrets during a special screening on our latest-generation digital dome. See the Earth from a new perspective!

The Museum Store will also be open and members of the Discovery Society will enjoy an additional 10 percent discount on all purchases during the event!

  • When: Two sessions at 11am and 5:30pm Tuesday, April 20
  • Where: At The Bishop, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton
  • Registration

Advance registration required. We are limiting audience size and hosting two sessions to allow for social distancing. Masks are required for staff, volunteers, and guests.