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

At The Bishop 1st Floor East Gallery

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201 10th St W
Bradenton
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34205
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Special Temporary Exhibitions

The Museum offers gallery spaces with a constantly changing lineup of temporary exhibitions, providing our visitors with something new to see and experience with each visit!

East Gallery

On the first floor of the Museum, the East Gallery features engaging traveling exhibitions as well as special exhibitions created by our own Museum curators. Past exhibitions have included: A New Moon RisesDinosaur DiscoveriesNational Geographic’s “50 Greatest Photographs,” The Mysteries of the Mayan Medallion, Clyde Butcher’s Cuba, At The Bishop at 65: A Window to the World, and more!

Coming to the East Gallery

February 9 – March 17

Finding Florida

How four unique animals made their way to the Sunshine State.

For 63 million years, South America was an island. Its isolation gave rise to many animals found nowhere else in the world. When the Isthmus of Panama connected the Americas 3 million years ago, some animals were able to expand their range northward. “Finding Florida” explores how manatees, terror birds, giant sloths and armadillos migrated to Florida, and the challenges they faced along the way. The exhibition invites visitors to imagine traveling as one of these animals, discovering what it takes to Find Florida.

 

 

Rincon Gallery

On the second floor of the Museum, behind the Riverine and Pine Uplands Galleries, the Rincon Gallery features small exhibits dedicated to adding more to our visitors’ understanding of Florida and the world around us. Past exhibitions have included: A Walk in the Park: Exploring Manatee’s Preserves Photography by Grant Jefferies, On the Rivers of Florida: Lynne Buchanan’s Photographic Meditations, Changing Waters: The Human Impact on Florida’s Aquatic Systems, and more!

Please check back soon for our latest Rincon exhibit!

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