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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

Tales Under the Tree

Tales Under the Tree

Tales Under the Tree

Tales Under the Tree

Gather the kiddos and settle in for a story to spark their curiosity about science and nature! Join us live on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 3pm on Facebook for a new story or check out the stories from our archives below!

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

“The Salamander Room,”
by Anne Mazer

“Bone by Bone,”
by Sara Levine

“Rosie Revere, Engineer,”
by Andrea Beaty

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

“Here We Are,”
by Oliver Jeffers 

“We Build Our Homes,”
by Laura Knowles

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

“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

“The Night at the Museum,”
by Milan Trenc

“Verdi,”
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

“I Like Myself,”
by Karen Beaumont

“Follow the Moon Home,”
by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson

“A Day in the Deep,”
by Kevin Kurtz

“Henry the Manatee,”
by Claire Lawrence

Additional Recommended Resources

For earth science, physics and space:

For animals and the outdoors: