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201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Things to Do

Things to Do

Lunch & Learn

Sure, you could take lunch at your desk or have a sandwich at home. But why not feed your brain as well as your belly? On the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12:15 – 1 p.m. we’ll feature a talk by our staff focusing on a different aspect of the world or things going on at The Bishop. Bring a bag lunch or stop by a downtown restaurant and get it to go!

  • Tickets: $5
  • Tickets can be purchased at the front desk upon arrival or purchase tickets online using the links below.

Programs and Online Tickets: Click here!

KidSpace

KidSpace is a program for kids who want to explore everything there is to know about space and become Masters of the Universe. At 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturday morning of each month, we’ll unleash the awesome power of the Bishop Planetarium, taking off from Earth’s surface and flying to places no human has gone before:  the Sun, the planets, other moons of our solar system, newly discovered solar systems in our galaxy and beyond. KidSpace is designed for kids in elementary school (grades 1-5), and their grown-ups.

KidSpace details:

  • Cost: Eligible members of the Discovery Society – $5, All others – $8
  • Tickets: Can be purchased at the front desk upon arrival or purchase tickets online using the links below.
  • Seating: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive promptly. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).

Museum admission is not included with your KidSpace ticket price. Eligible Discovery Society Members receive free daily admission. All others who would like to stay and enjoy the Museum can pay the discounted KidSpace price of $3 in addition to the standard Museum admission fee.

Programs and Online Tickets: Click here!

IQuest

IQuest is a monthly program for middle school students in grades 6-8. While each IQuest is different, you can always expect challenging projects and games that inspire out-of-the-box solutions to real-world problems. IQuest takes place from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the 2nd Saturday of most months.

IQuest details:

  • Cost: $5 – Kids Only! Paid reservations required
  • Refreshments: Admission includes a slice of pizza and a drink
  • Tickets: Paid reservations required; please purchase tickets online using the links below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113.

Programs and Online Tickets: Click here!

think + drink / science

On the second Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., we transform The Planetarium into a forum for discussions at think + drink / science, a place where you can grab a beer, glass of wine or a soft drink and learn about cutting-edge science in a relaxed, informal setting. Typically the evening’s expert gives a short presentation on the topic of the month and then opens the floor for questions and discussion.

think + drink / science details:

  • Cost: Eligible members of the Discovery Society – $5, All others – $8
  • Refreshments: Beer, wine, soft drinks and snack available for purchase.
  • Tickets: Paid reservations required; please purchase tickets online using the links below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113.
  • Seating: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive promptly. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).

Programs and Online Tickets: Click here!

Stelliferous

Join us for our monthly live star talk, Stelliferous. Stelliferous takes place at 7 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month in The Planetarium. We’ll take a tour of the upcoming month’s stars, planets and constellations, talk about current events in astronomy, and open the floor for an always-fun question and answer session. Stelliferous is great for curious adults and inquisitive kids alike. Come prepared with your curiosity and your questions and expect to leave a bit smarter about your universe.

Stelliferous details:

  • Cost: Eligible members of the Discovery Society – $5, All others – $8
  • Refreshments: Beer, wine, soft drinks and snack available for purchase.
  • Tickets: Paid reservations required; please purchase tickets online using the links below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113.
  • Seating: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive promptly. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).

Programs and Online Tickets: Click here!