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think + drink / science

think + drink / science

think + drink / science

Our quarterly think + drink / science program transforms The Planetarium into a forum for learning, conversation and connection with thought-provoking science and inspiring speakers. Each speaker is a subject-matter expert who gives a thought-provoking presentation on their area of expertise then opens the floor for questions and discussion. Enjoy conversation over drinks on the patio before and after the program.

  • The evening begins at 6:30pm with beverages on the patio in front of the Museum; presentation begins at 7pm inside The Planetarium.
  • $15 for members of the Discovery Society; $20 for all others (registration includes one free beverage per person. Beer and wine cash bar available)
  • Seating in The Planetarium is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Preregistration required.

Please note: The Bishop follows the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels guidelines. Please visit www.CDC.gov to see the current Manatee County Community Level before visiting. Masks must be worn indoors when Community Levels are high.