Museum opening hours: 10am to 3pm, Wednesday through Friday with entry times at 10-11am, 11am-noon, noon-1pm and 1-2pm (Last entry at 2pm) | 10am to 4pm on 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

Homeschool Courses

Homeschool Courses

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature offers a Science Education & Enrichment program for students who are homeschooled. The homeschool program is based on a three-year content cycle and is structured to touch on the major benchmarks in state and national science standards. The first year focuses on Physical Science, the second on Earth & Space Science and the third on Life & Environmental Science.

Junior-Level classes for students in grades 2-6 combine group discussions and hands-on classroom activities with extensive use of The Bishop’s exhibitions and manatee habitat, along with mini-field trips to the Riverwalk for nature observation.

Senior-Level classes for students in grades 7-12 include activities designed to practice laboratory skills as well.

Parents of Junior Level students are welcome to attend class with their child if they so choose. Classes run from October through May and meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.  Registration for each cycle opens the last week in August.

A waiver and authorization form is required for each student attending homeschool classes.

Junior Physical Science — Begins at 1 p.m. October 2

Senior Physical Science — Begins at 2 p.m. October 2

Waiver and Authorization Form

Homeschool Fees

$200 for Discovery Society Members; $250 for all others

More Information

For more information or questions, please contact Sue McCarthy at 941-746-4131, ext. 113, or