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

How to Use Your Telescope

How to Use Your Telescope

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Date(s) - 03/21/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

At The Bishop


If you’ve been looking at your new telescope — or even the one that’s a little dusty — and wondering “How do I use this thing?” join us for a hands-on workshop at The Bishop!

Our experts will help you get comfortable setting up and using your telescope so you get the most out of it and avoid many pitfalls that can lead to frustration. Weather permitting, you’ll see the moon and stars with your own telescope by evening’s end. Then, when you head home, you’ll be well equipped to enjoy the rich hobby of astronomy.

This is a BYOT program — Bring Your Own Telescope!

  • Cost: $45 per telescope for members of the Discovery Society (includes 5 participants per scope); $50 for all others (includes up to 5 participants per scope). Each ticket includes admission to the March 24 Stelliferous program on Zoom.

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Please note: Number of participants is limited to allow for individual attention. Masks are required for staff and guests, and we will adhere to social distancing measures.