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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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About the South Florida Museum Largest Natural & Cultural History Museum on Florida's Gulf Coast - Includes the All-Digital Bishop Planetarium & the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Aquarium

As the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, the The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature offers engaging exhibits as well as educational programs that interpret the scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and our universe. In addition to permanent exhibits, the Museum features a constantly changing lineup of temporary exhibitions -- offering something new to discover with each visit!

    Visit the South Florida Museum, Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Aquarium, and Bishop Planetarium

    CLOSED ON MONDAYS
    Admission Rates:
    Adults (18-64) $19 | Seniors (65+) $17 | College Students (with ID) $14 | Youth (12-17) $14 | Children (5-11) $10 | Children 4 & younger free with paying adult. Discovery Society Members get in FREE.

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    KidSpace 05/22/2021
    10:30 am - 11:15 am
    KidSpace

    During KidSpace we unleash the awesome power of astronomy as we help kids become scientific masters of the universe! Join us as we take off from the Earth’s surface and fly to places humans have never been: the Sun, planets, other moons in our solar system, newly discovered solar systems in our galaxy, and beyond. […]

    Science Sprouts: Terrific Turtles 05/23/2021
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Science Sprouts: Terrific Turtles
    At The Bishop

    Budding scientists ages 2-5 can bring their favorite grown-ups to explore and discover in the Mosaic Backyard Universe. Spark their natural curiosity through imaginative play with crafts, stories, songs, and more! On May 23, we’ll explore “Terrific Turtles” Our turtle friends are backyard favorites, but what is being a turtle all about? Get to know […]

    Stelliferous 05/26/2021
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Stelliferous
    At The Bishop

    Join us in person in The Planetarium for this monthly guide to the night skies. You can experience our new upgraded Planetarium system and feel like an astronaut as you experience our 50-foot dome and discover the latest news from the world of astronomy! This live talk includes opportunities for Q&A. Capacity is limited to ensure social […]

    think + drink / science: Blacktip Sharks in Southeast Florida 06/09/2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    think + drink / science: Blacktip Sharks in Southeast Florida

    We host think + drink / science from 7 to 9pm on the second Wednesday of each month. The program opens as the day’s expert begins the evening with a presentation then we open the floor for discussion during this interactive webinar on Zoom. “Blacktip Sharks in Southeast Florida” Blacktip sharks aggregate by the thousands in […]

    KidSpace 06/12/2021
    10:30 am - 11:15 am
    KidSpace

    During KidSpace we unleash the awesome power of astronomy as we help kids become scientific masters of the universe! Join us as we take off from the Earth’s surface and fly to places humans have never been: the Sun, planets, other moons in our solar system, newly discovered solar systems in our galaxy, and beyond. […]

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