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: Prehistoric Snowbirds

think + drink / science: Prehistoric Snowbirds

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Date(s) - 04/08/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At The Bishop


Our monthly think + drink / science program typically transforms The Planetarium into a forum of discussion. While we’re temporarily closed, we’ve moved our think + drink / science online! Our day’s expert will give a presentation and we’ll have opportunities for you to ask questions and add to the discussion.

  • Cost: FREE — Meet us online in our Zoom Room!

Wednesday, April 8: Prehistoric Snowbirds with Rachel Kangas, Florida Public Archaeology Network

Discover the prehistory of humans in Florida and find out just how long folks have been living here seasonally. This discussion offers an overview of the entire history of humans in Southwest Florida until the Spanish arrived in the 1500s.

How to Connect

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

Working with Zoom is easy. Once you click the link at the appointed time, the meeting will start automatically. If you’ve never used Zoom before you may be prompted to download a free viewer (you do not need the paid version).
If you click between 6:45 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, you’ll go to 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:
  • 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