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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
    Laser Light Nights - July 7 07/07/2022
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Laser Light Nights - July 7

    Let’s get ready to rock! Food and drink service will be available with cash or card from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Laser Light Nights merchandise will be available for purchase with credit card ONLY before and after the show. Theatre doors open at 6:30 PM. Doors close promptly at 7:00 PM, no late entry. […]

    Laser Light Nights - July 8 07/08/2022
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Laser Light Nights - July 8

    Let’s get ready to rock! Food and drink service will be available with cash or card from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Laser Light Nights merchandise will be available for purchase with credit card ONLY before and after the show. Theatre doors open at 6:30 PM. Doors close promptly at 7:00 PM, no late entry. […]

    Science Sprouts 07/09/2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Science Sprouts
    At The Bishop

    Budding scientists ages 2-5 can bring their favorite grown-up to explore and discover a variety of science and nature topics in the Mosaic Backyard Universe. The program sparks kids’ natural curiosity using imaginative play, crafts, stories, songs and more! July’s Theme: Backyard Nature When/Where: 10-11am every Saturday in the Mosaic Backyard Universe Cost: Included with Museum admission […]

    Tales Under the Tree 07/09/2022
    2:00 pm
    Tales Under the Tree
    At The Bishop

    Join us for story time under the Mighty Oak in the Mosaic Backyard Universe. Afterward, have fun with an activity that’s themed to the story! Free with admission to the Museum.

    Laser Light Nights - July 9 07/09/2022
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Laser Light Nights - July 9

    Let’s get ready to rock! Food and drink service will be available with cash or card from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Laser Light Nights merchandise will be available for purchase with credit card ONLY before and after the show. Theatre doors open at 6:30 PM. Doors close promptly at 7:00 PM, no late entry. […]

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