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

Summer Science Camp

Summer Science Camp

Summer Science Camp at The Bishop

Camp Registration is Still Open!

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is continuously monitoring updates related to COVID-19 and recommendations from local, state, and federal health officials. We are taking steps to modify camp to keep your campers as safe as possible, including smaller group sizes and taking temperatures at check-in. Should we unfortunately need to cancel a session of Summer Science Camp due to situations beyond our control, we will contact all registrants and either reschedule your camper for another week or issue a full refund.

Is your child in 2nd to 5th grade? Give them a summer of fun and adventure with The Bishop’s Summer Science Camp. Your curious adventurer can enjoy up to four weeks of camp with a different exploration each week. Campers will discover topics through games, crafts, experiments, The Bishop’s exhibitions, and other resources.

Camp runs 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday at the Museum, located at 201 10th Street West in downtown Bradenton.

Camp is $250/week for the general public. Members of the Discovery Society at the Innovator Level or above receive a discounted rate of $200/week. Additional Discovery Society campers joining in the same week are $180/week.

Please note:

  • Weekly sessions run June 22 through July 24.
  • Payment in full is due upon registration.
  • Campers must have completed waiver forms prior to beginning camp. To complete a waiver, register online below or download your registration/waiver form here.
  • Scholarships are available for eligible campers. Learn the details here.
  • Registration begins February 18 for Members of the Discovery Society at the Innovator Level or above.
  • Registration is open until camps are filled. We do keep a waiting list for camps in case there are cancellations.
  • Due to COVID-19, camp groups will be smaller this year. If there are enough names on a particular waiting list, we will open a second group for that week. Please e-mail Susan McCarthy at if you are interested in a week that is full.

June 29-July 3: Sharks! This Week is Full

Need we say more? Learn why sharks are some of the most amazing creatures on this planet and how you can help them survive and thrive.


July 6-10: Camp CSI This Week is Full

Explore the science behind crime solving and try your hand at solving some mysteries of your own!

July 13-17: It’s Electric! This Week is Full

Explore the science of circuits, light and electrical energy and how humans harness them to save time and effort.

July 20-24: Choose Your “Ology”

Paleontology, geology, archaeology, zoology, ecology – scientists come in many types! Explore a different branch of science each day to see how real scientists work, and work together.

More questions?

For additional information or to register via phone, please contact Susan McCarthy at 941-746-4131, ext. 113, or

Register Now