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.

December 12: “Celebrations”

During our December IQuest, “Celebrations,” we’ll be exploring the way people in other cultures commemorate this time of year, changes in seasons, and the coming of a new year.

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January 9: “To the Ends of the Earth”

Life at Earth’s polar regions is a challenge survived only by those who adapt. Join us to envision the worlds of the Arctic and the Antarctic. They are similar but surprisingly different. Would you be on thin ice, or all bundled up?

February 13: “Ingenious Engineering”

Exploring space has more than its share of challenges. How do we make things fly, and once we do, how can we get them all the way out into space and land them safely?

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.