The South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast. Walking distance from Downtown Bradenton and just 20 minutes from Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key the Museum is a great place to spend the day with family and friends!
The Museum includes the Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium. Now with the new Plantarium projection system - upgraded in October 2013, the Bishop Planetarium is ranked among the most advanced Planetarium technologies in the world.
This Museum has something for everyone! Come see daily manatee presentations and planetarium shows. South Florida Museum has exciting exhibits and Snooty the World's Oldest Manatee on record!
South Florida Museum offers stimulating public programs including:
Family Night - first Saturday of most months, 4 - 9 p.m. HALF PRICE ADMISSION
All families are invited to our popular themed Family Night events. Kids enjoy fun and games while learning something cool! Parents and friends can experience the Museum, Aquarium and Planetarium for HALF PRICE admission!
think + drink (science) - second Wednesday of most months, 7 - 9 pm. $5 General Admission / $3 Museum Members.
Join us for this monthly program featuring conversations between local scientists and the science-curious about cutting-edge topics you just don’t get to discuss every day. Beer, wine, soda and snacks available for purchase.
Stelliferous Live - fourth Wednesday of most months, 7 - 9 pm. $5 General Admission / $3 Museum Members.
Explore upcoming night skies in the all-digital Bishop Planetarium and discuss recent astronomy news with Planetarium Director Jeff Rodgers. Beer, wine, soda and snacks available for purchase.
Film Fridays - most Friday evenings at 6 pm. $7 General Admission / $5 Museum Members.
The best movies you’ve (n)ever seen most Friday nights in the Bishop Planetarium Theater - each series focuses on theme related to the arts, science and culture. Beer, wine, soda and snacks available for purchase.
Visit www.SouthFloridaMuseum.org for all upcoming programs and events or call (941) 746 - 4131 ext. 13.
Arts & Culture:
Cultural Center, Historic Attractions, Museum, Theater
Nature & Outdoor:
Open Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. noon - 5 p.m.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Meeting Facilities, Parking, Restrooms
AAA Discount, Group Discount, Military Discount, Other Discount, Senior Citizen Discount, Special Packages Available
Brochures, Cultural Organization, Educational Organization, Maps Available, Printed guides available
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Tours & Transfers:
Customized tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided tours
Conventions & Meetings:
Audio/Visual Equipment Rental, Outdoor Event Venues, Use Own Caterer