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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    Date/TimeEvent
    think + drink / science: Gigantic Crocodylians 03/10/2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    think + drink / science: Gigantic Crocodylians

    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. “Gigantic Crocodylians, Deinosuchus Species: Top Predators Around the Late Cretaceous Coasts of […]

    IQuest: Ancient Ecosystems 03/13/2021
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    IQuest: Ancient Ecosystems
    At The Bishop

    IQuest is a monthly program for smart, curious middle school students in grades 6 through 8. While each IQuest is different, you can always expect challenging projects and games that inspire out-of-the-box solutions to real world problems. Due to limitations on attendance and staffing, attendees must pre-register by 11am on the day of the program. […]

    Science Sprouts: Prehistoric Pals 03/14/2021
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Science Sprouts: Prehistoric Pals
    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 March 14, we’ll explore “Prehistoric Pals” Details 10:30-11:30 am on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. $14 per child for members […]

    How to Use Your Telescope 03/20/2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    How to Use Your Telescope
    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 […]

    Science Sprouts: Manatee Mischief 03/28/2021
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Science Sprouts: Manatee Mischief
    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 March 28, we’ll explore “Manatee Mischief” Details 10:30-11:30 am on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. $14 per child for members […]

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