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



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Date(s) - 04/22/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


We’ve temporarily moved Stelliferous to our new Zoom room! During this guided tour of the upcoming month’s skies, Planetarium Manager Howard Hochhalter will talk about where our stars, planets and constellations are headed in our night skies. This Zoom-based program will include opportunities for Q&A.

  • What: Stelliferous with Howard Hochhalter on Zoom
  • Cost: Free!
Please RSVP to with the following information:
  • Your first and last name
  • The email address you’d like us to use for confirmation
  • How many people will be participating
  • We’ll send you a confirmation and details on how to join.

New to Zoom? No problem! Here are a few tips:

Working with Zoom is easy. Visit just before the program is set to begin.

Then, type in the meeting ID and password and you’ll be placed in a virtual waiting room. Once we see you there, we’ll admit you to the meeting and try to help you out to make sure you can see and hear.

A couple of things to remember if you’re new to Zoom:

  • If you don’t have Zoom, it will prompt you to download some software. The free version is fine. It may also take a few minutes so please keep that in mind and give yourself enough time for the download.
  • To keep things smooth for our speaker and moderators, we’ll control some of the video and audio during the presentation. (You’ll still have control over what you personally hear and see.) If you’ve got a question, feel free to use the chat option that is available.
  • You can also “raise your hand” to ask for help or ask a question by using Alt+Y or clicking the “raise hand option.”
  • We’ll do Q&A in sections partway through and at the end to keep things smooth for our speaker and everyone participating at home.
  • You can use your computer, a phone or a tablet to view the presentation.  Keep in mind that available features differ depending on the technology you’re using.
  • For more information about Zoom, you can check out how it works at