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

Museums for All

Museums for All

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is proud to participate in the Museums for All program, an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services that encourages eligible families to visit museums regularly at low-or-no cost and build lifelong museum-going habits. The Bishop’s participation in the Museums for All program is underwritten by several foundations that support the Museum’s education programs.

Through this program, people with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) or other EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards receive free general admission to The Bishop, including the natural history museum, special exhibitions, The Planetarium, the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, and the Mosaic Backyard Universe, our indoor exhibition built especially for young families.

To participate:

  1. Simply visit our “buy tickets” webpage
  2. Choose the date and time of your visit, ages and total number of guests, then click “Add to Order.”
  3. On the next page, go to the “Discount Code” section and enter “MUFA21.” This is the code that will give you 100 percent off your admission.
  4. When you arrive at The Bishop, present your EBT card and state-issued photo ID.

(Due to Covid-19, the maximum size for families/groups is 10 guests per visit.)