Museum opening hours: Out of an abundance of caution, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature has decided to close temporarily.

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205



The Bishop is temporarily closed.

Out of an abundance of caution for the health of our guests, volunteers and staff in light of COVID-19, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature has decided to close temporarily.

For updates, read more, or call 941-746-4131.


Current Admission Prices:

Members of the Discovery Society FREE (Get the Details)
Adults 18-64 $23.95
Seniors (65+)$21.95
Youth (12-17) and College Students (with ID)$17.95
Children (5-11) $14.95
Children (2-4) $8.95
Children younger than 2 Free with paying adult
 Active Military Free with proper ID
 Florida Teachers Free with proper ID

Members of the Discovery Society, children 2 & younger, Florida Teachers and Active U.S. Military receive FREE daily admission (with proper ID). Reservations are not required and online ticket sales are not available for these admissions. Other discounts may not be applied after online sale is complete.

Please note that The Bishop is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days.


Accepted Payment Methods

At the Museum: Cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks & travelers’ checks.
Online: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover

Visit The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature where you can experience the natural and cultural history of Florida, view our universe in the state-of-the-art Planetarium, and visit manatees in the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat – all under one roof! Enjoy a day exploring The Bishop – located steps from Bradenton’s downtown restaurants and the beautiful Bradenton Riverwalk.

Please Note:

  • Online admission tickets are valid for a one-day admission ticket to the Museum and and will expire one year from the date purchased if not used. (Admission may only be used ONCE.)
  • You will not be charged tax or other fees upon your purchase.
  • Online admission tickets include all-day access to all galleries, including special exhibitions, plus manatee presentations and Planetarium shows (seating is limited).
  • Online Admission tickets are for normal daily admission to The Bishop only and are not valid towards group admissions, special tours, programs or events which have a separate charge.
  • No refunds or exchanges are permitted for online admission purchases under any circumstances.
  • This admission ticket has no monetary value and cannot be applied towards memberships, merchandise or special event tickets.
  • Planetarium seating is first-come, first-served only; admission tickets do not guarantee seating to Planetarium presentations. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for Planetarium presentations to ensure their seats.
  • Coupons and promotional offers may not be combined with other discounts; discounts may not be applied after online sale is complete.

Location & Parking Information

The The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is conveniently located at 201 10th Street West in downtown Bradenton, FL. We are just 20 minutes north of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and 45 minutes south of Tampa International Airport.

Free street parking is available on 10th Street West in front of The Bishop for up to 3 hours at a time. There are also several parking locations available in downtown Bradenton that are convenient to the Museum, including the County parking garage at the corner of Manatee Avenue and 10th Street West.