Special Temporary Exhibitions
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature offers gallery spaces with a constantly changing lineup of temporary exhibitions, providing our visitors with something new to see and experience with each visit!
On the first floor, 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 Rises, Dinosaur Discoveries, National Geographic’s “50 Greatest Photographs,” The Mysteries of the Mayan Medallion, Clyde Butcher’s Cuba, A Window to the World, and more!
February 7, 2020 — September 6, 2020
Myakka River: A Florida Treasure
Sponsored by Elizabeth Moore
Ultra-white sand beaches and magnificent sunsets have long defined our region, but just nine miles east of I-75 you’ll find an environment just as alluring, exotic and primal at the Myakka River State Park.
For more than 20 years, Clyde Butcher has explored the deeper regions of Myakka and spent seasons experiencing its changes and its diverse ecosystems. Designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, the tannic waters flow through bottomland swamp and freshwater marsh spilling into lakes and sinkholes. Alligators, turtles and cottonmouths swim in the river. Herons, cranes and limpkins strut through its shallows, feeding in the muck. In the rainy season, the river rises and floods. In the dry months, the river shrinks and wildlife once again lines the banks of the Myakka River.
Please join us from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, for a special preview as we bring our newest exhibition to The Bishop: Myakka River: A Florida Treasure, featuring the large-format, amazing photographs taken by world-renowned landscape photographer Clyde Butcher. Admission is free for members of the Discovery Society and $5 for all others.
The special exhibition will open to the public in our East Gallery February 7 and remain through September 6, 2020. Visiting is included in the price of admission.
On the second floor of The Bishop, behind the Riverine and Pine Uplands Galleries, the Rincon Gallery features small exhibitions 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!
There are currently no exhibitions in the Rincon Gallery.