Museum opening hours: Beginning June 3: 10am to 3pm, Wednesday through Saturday with entry times at 10-11am, 11am-noon, noon-1pm and 1-2pm (Guests will not be admitted after 2pm) | Noon to 5pm on Sunday with entry times at noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm and 3-4pm | Closed on Monday and Tuesday | Special Seniors-only hours from 10am to noon every Wednesday in June.

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

The Planetarium

The Planetarium

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The Planetarium

Digital Full-Dome Planetarium Theater

The Planetarium at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is the premier astronomy education facility on Florida’s west coast and is also a wonderful multimedia theater where we present lectures, films, live music and digital art performances. The theater incorporates unidirectional stadium style seating and a digital 25,000 watt Dolby 5.1 surround sound system.

But first and foremost, The Planetarium is a remarkable astronomy education resource, allowing visitors to explore their universe through traditional live star talks and immersive virtual journeys to the far reaches of the cosmos. The full-dome Planetarium’s Digistar 5 dual projection system provides stunning views and allows for exploration of Earth through the use of 200 continually updated satellite datasets of our planet’s land, ocean, atmosphere and climate and live Bing and OnTerra views of the entire planet. The stars in the night sky look fantastic, but there’s so much more, including a digital, three-dimensional map of the entire universe.

In The Planetarium, our guests can lift off from Earth and fly beyond our solar system, out of our galaxy and to the very edge of the universe.