First Floor Galleries
The first floor features fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest animal inhabitants and archaeological material representing Paleo-Indian, Archaic, and pre-contact cultures. You will find the Great Hall, Land of Change, Fabulous Florida Seas, Archaic Peoples, and the Tallant Gallery brimming with information and objects that reflect the prehistory of Gulf Coast Florida.
Discover the underwater viewing window, where you can see the manatees being cared for in The Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat. Take a trip to through the night skies in our state of the art Planetarium. And no trip to The Bishop is complete without stopping by Southwest Florida’s coolest backyard! The Mosaic Backyard Universe is fully ADA accessible and designed for kids of all ages — and grown-ups who are young at heart.