• Discover Florida’s story from the prehistoric to the present with life-sized casts of Ice Age mammals and fossils at the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium Bradenton, Florida USA. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • Discover Florida’s story from the prehistoric to the present with life-sized casts of Ice Age mammals and fossils at the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium Bradenton, Florida USA. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • Discover Florida’s story from the prehistoric to the present with life-sized casts of Ice Age mammals and fossils at the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium Bradenton, Florida USA. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • Discover Florida’s story from the prehistoric to the present with life-sized casts of Ice Age mammals and fossils at the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium Aquarium Bradenton, Florida USA. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • Discover Florida’s story from the prehistoric to the present with life-sized casts of Ice Age mammals and fossils at the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium Bradenton, Florida USA. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • Alligator exhibition. Discover Florida’s story from the prehistoric to the present with life-sized casts of Ice Age mammals and fossils at the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium Bradenton, Florida USA. Photo by Elizabeth Barnett. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • Discover Florida’s story from the prehistoric to the present with life-sized casts of Ice Age mammals and fossils at the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium Bradenton, Florida USA. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

The South Florida Museum is now – The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature!

Discover Florida’s story from the prehistoric to the present with life-sized casts of Ice Age mammals and fossils at the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Explore The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature’s many exhibits and discover why there were no dinosaurs in Florida. Learn about Florida’s environment and its first inhabitants through dioramas and artifacts. Kids love the hands-on educational activities at Discovery Place. The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature also offers a variety of changing exhibits.

Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat

The Parker Manatee Aquarium was home to Snooty, the world’s oldest manatee who was born in captivity in 1948 and lived at the aquarium until his death in July 2017.  The Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat is home to rehabilitating (injured or sick) manatees who will later be released back into the wild. Learn about West Indian Manatees at presentations offered at 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; Saturday at 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and Sunday at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Read Bishop Museum of Science and Nature’s featured blog article – click here

The Planetarium

The Planetarium’s all digital full dome theater boasts one of the most advanced projection systems in the world. The Planetarium’s unidirectional stadium-style seating and a digital 25,000 watt Dolby 5.1 surround sound system offers visitors thrilling astronomy and light shows. Be sure to check the show schedule for times and programs when you arrive at the museum.

Save on admission – save and PRINT coupon below!

May 18 (Armed Forces Day) through Labor Day, September 2, 2019, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is teaming up with more than 2,000 museums nationwide to offer free admission to active duty military families with qualifying identification. A National Endowment for the Arts initiative, Blue Star Museums is a collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and thousands of gardens, zoos, aquariums, and history and science museums throughout the country. It’s all part of a national effort to say “thank you” to our military community. Visit Blue Star Museums for more information.

Visit the Museum Store for a variety of Florida souvenirs – no admission required.

The Museum, Manatee Habitat, Planetarium, and restrooms are handicap accessible.

Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
 Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. 

Closed the 1st Saturday in November, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

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Coupons

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Present this coupon to receive $1.00 off regular price adult or senior admission.

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201 10th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
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