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

Museum From Home

Museum From Home

Welcome to Museum From Home, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature’s dedicated space for keeping connected with you remotely! Whether you find yourself needing to homeschool your kids or to keep yourself entertained — or both — you can still turn to The Bishop.

You’ll find videos about the Museum, about our exhibitions, animals, and even the people who work here! We’ll be adding to this page as we develop new content to share so please keep coming back for more!

The Bishop’s Programs — Online or In-person!

Now that The Bishop has reopened, we’re offering a mix of online and in-person programming. See below for details!

Saturdays: Tales Under the Tree Online

Gather the kiddos and settle in for a story to spark their curiosity about science and nature! Join us at 3pm on Facebook for this story time. Bishop staff choose a book focused on science and nature and read to you from their own homes.

KidSpace: 10:30am Online

During KidSpace, kids can become scientific masters of the universe as we help them travel to distant galaxies and learn about our universe! KidSpace is designed for grades 1-5, but everyone is welcome! This free Zoom-based program includes opportunities for kids to interact with the host.

think + drink / science: 7pm Online

During think + drink / science, the day’s expert begins the evening with a presentation then we’ll open the floor for discussion. This Zoom-based program will include opportunities for Q&A.

Join us on Zoom as we host world-famous photographer Clyde Butcher during a virtual think+drink / science. Mr. Butcher — known as the Ansel Adams of Florida — will discuss the stunning images now on display at The Bishop in our special exhibition of his work, Myakka River: A Florida Treasure.  This series of 30 photographs capture the spirit of a primal, exotic place and allows visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty, complexity, and diversity of vital freshwater areas.

  • Cost: $3 for members of the Discovery Society; $5 for all others

Stelliferous: 7pm Online

Our next Stelliferous program comes to you live on Zoom. Join us at 7pm talk about where our stars, planets and constellations are headed in our night skies.

Learning Resources

The Bishop is here to support and inspire while we learn together at home. Our learning resources will bring WOW moments to you!

Take a Pathways Tour Anytime

Although you can’t experience the Museum objects in person while we’re temporarily closed, our Pathways guide still provides compelling connections for the chronically curious with customized graphics, video, audio and more. Simply go to your app store and search for “Bishop Pathways” to download and explore today!

Your Video Connection

You can still connect with The Bishop even while we’re temporarily closed! Weekdays at noon, we post a new video on our Facebook page, and at 3pm on Saturdays we post a video of a virtual story time on Facebook with Tales Under the Tree. Enjoy some of these videos we’ve posted here or watch them on our YouTube channel!

Manatee Minutes of Zen

Manatee Moment of Zen 1

Manatee Moment of Zen 2

Manatee Moment of Zen 3

Manatee Moment of Zen 4

Manatee Moment of Zen 5

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Manatee Moment of Zen 15

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Manatee Moment of Zen 17

Manatee Moment of Zen 18

Manatee Moment of Zen 19

Zen With Chicks

Meet the Manatees

Meet the Manatees, Episode 1

Meet the Manatees, Episode 2

Meet the Manatees, Episode 3

Meet the Manatees, Episode 4

Meet the Manatees, Episode 5

Meet the Manatees, Episode 6

Meet the Manatees, Episode 7

Meet the Manatees, Episode 8

Manatee Care

Science Experiments

Vinegar & Baking Soda, Part 1

Vinegar & Baking Soda, Part 2

Will it Flush?

In My Backyard

Microphotography with Scott

Pine Island Sound with Kevin & Nadine

Scott’s Marshy Backyard


Backyard Butterflies

Howard’s Chicks

Tiffany and Sultana

Howard’s Backyard

Our Garden 

Star Talks

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12

Episode 13

Episode 14

Episode 15

Episode 16

Episode 17

Museum From Home

Bee Amazed!

No Shoes, No Chert, No Problem!

Meet the Turtles

We See Seashells

Garden Variety Nature

Florida’s Fantastic Fossils

Tales Under the Tree

“Here We Are,”
by Oliver Jeffers

“At Home with the Gopher Tortoise,”
by Madeleine Dunphy

“Bone by Bone,”
by Sara Levine

“Rosie Revere, Engineer,”
by Andrea Beaty

“We Build Our Homes,”
by Laura Knowles

“Earth, My First 4.54 Billion Years,”
by Stacy McAnulty

“Professor Astro Cat’s Space Rockets,”
by Dr. Dominic Walliman

“The Salamander Room,”
by Anne Mazer

“If A Dolphin Were A Fish,”
by Loran Wlodarski

“Fur and Feathers,”
by Janet Halfmann

“What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?”
by Robin Page and Steve Jenkins

“Where Should Turtle Be?”
by Susan Ring

“Fur and Feathers,”
by Janet Halfmann

“The Night at the Museum,”
by Milan Trenc

by Jannell Cannon

“Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes,”
by Nicola Davies

“Diary of a Worm,”
by Doreen Cronin

“No-Song the Indri,”
by Allison Jolly

Support The Bishop

We may not be able to stand shoulder to shoulder in a literal sense, but we are in this together and will get through this together. Your support will help us inspire future learners of all ages and, frankly, help us weather this current crisis, too. We rely on revenue from admissions to support Museum operations and have no way to compensate for that while the Museum is closed. Thank you for thinking of The Bishop during this challenging time.