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



IQuest is a monthly program for smart, curious middle school students in grades 6 through 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.

Due to limitations on attendance and staffing, attendees must pre-register before 11am on the day of the program. We are adhering to social distancing measures during all activities and the class size is limited to 10 children.  Masks are required for all staff and students, and all students will be temperature-screened upon arrival.

  • When: 4-8 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month.
  • Where: At The Bishop
  • Cost: Admission is $8. Kids only — this is a drop-off program that takes place at The Bishop! Paid reservations required; includes a slice of pizza and a drink.
  • Register: Register for one or more IQuest session here.

March 13: “Ancient Ecosystems”

How do we learn about life in the past? Join us to explore fossils, and learn how they are uncovered and the stories they can tell us.

April 10: “Habitat Sweet Habitat”

Plants are often the defining parts of animal habitats, but what are the important parts of a plant’s habitat? Join us to discover what plants need to be successful and why they form the communities that make up our world: forests, grasslands, marshes, and more.

May 8: “Secrets of the Stars”

Stars have captivated humans for millennia. Together we’ll explore the stories stars have inspired and the knowledge that we’ve gained from staring out at the hundred-billion-trillion stars of the observable universe.

June 12: “Boneless Battles for Survival”

The ocean is full of fierce and fascinating predators and prey. Beyond sharks, dolphins, and multitudes of fish, there are billions of boneless invertebrates battling for survival with amazing adaptations for hunting and evading hunters.

Register: Register for one or more IQuest session here.