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

Seeing Stars at The Bishop

Seeing Stars at The Bishop

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Date(s) - 04/17/2021
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm


Seeing Stars at The Bishop

You’ve seen stars outside at The Bishop during our public astronomy viewing opportunities, and you’ve seen them inside on our 50-foot dome during our live star talks in The Planetarium. On April 17 we’re bringing it all together for you!

Join us for a live star talk with a staff astronomer, who will introduce you to what you’ll see that night, then head outside to our telescopes to view objects like the waxing crescent moon, the glittery swarm of stars known as the Beehive cluster, and Mizar, with its companion star Alcor — the first double star to ever be seen through a telescope in the 1600s.

We’ll provide the telescopes and the expertise; you’ll enjoy the wonders of our universe!

Advance tickets are required. We are limiting audience size and hosting several sessions to allow for social distancing, so please choose from one of four different times. Masks are required for staff, volunteers, and guests.