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

think + drink (science): The Dolphins of Sarasota Bay: Helping Cetaceans Around the World

think + drink (science): The Dolphins of Sarasota Bay: Helping Cetaceans Around the World

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Date(s) - 04/10/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Our monthly think + drink (science) program transforms the Bishop Planetarium into a theater of discussion where you can grab a beer, glass of wine or a soft drink and learn about science in a relaxed, informal setting that offers plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

  • Cost: Eligible members of the Discovery Society – $5, Non-members – $8
  • Refreshments: Beer, wine, soft drinks and snack available for purchase.
  • Tickets: Paid reservations required; please purchase tickets online using the link below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113.
  • Seating: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive promptly. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).

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“The Dolphins of Sarasota Bay: Helping Cetaceans Around the World,” with Dr. Randall Wells

Dr. Wells began studying dolphins as a high schooler and today is Director of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program — the longest-running study of a wild dolphin population in the world. Research by Program over the past 49 years on the long-term resident bottlenose dolphins of Sarasota Bay has taught us a great deal about the lives and needs of our aquatic neighbors.  We have also learned much from them that has benefited dolphins and porpoises around the world, through development of crucial datasets, training conservation scientists and developing and refining techniques for field studies.