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

Presenting Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day

Presenting Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day

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Date(s) - 09/22/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

At The Bishop


Free Museum admission ALL DAY on Sept. 22.

Museum Day is an annual national event hosted by Smithsonian magazine — and hosted at the At The Bishop by Mosaic — during which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

  • What: Free Admission to the At The Bishop during Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day.
  • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.
  • Special Activities: The launch of our newest Pathways tour about pioneering women; special showings throughout the day of Smithsonian Channel’s “Shark Girl,” a 45-minute documentary about a 20-year-old shark conservationist. “Shark Girl” is recommended for ages 10 and older.
  • In the Planetarium: KidSpace will take place at 10:30 a.m. (perfect for elementary-school aged kids) followed by showings of Perfect Little Planet in the morning and Passport to the Universe in the afternoon.
  • In the Aquarium: Join us for presentations at 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. to learn more about manatee rehabilitation at the Museum.
  • Get Tickets: Tickets are available free online beginning Aug. 15 at Download one ticket per email address. Each ticket provides free admission for two guests.