The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

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201 10th St. W.
Bradenton 34205, Fl

The largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature offers engaging exhibits as well as educational programs which interpret the scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and our universe. In addition to  the permanent exhibits, The Bishop features a constantly changing lineup of temporary exhibitions – offering something new to discover with each visit. Featuring fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest animal inhabitants and archaeological materials representing Paleo-Indian, Archaic, and pre-contact cultures, as well as local history and creative exhibitions, visitors of all ages find something to love at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature.

The Museum also features an all-digital Planetarium and the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat. At The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, you can learn about the world around you – land, sky, and sea – through the lens of Florida’s natural sciences.

The Planetarium, featuring one of the most advanced all-digital projection systems in the world, presents astronomy programs the whole family will enjoy.

The Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat is part of Florida’s Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership, having served as a temporary home to 36 rehabilitating manatees since 1998.

Hours: Open Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. noon - 5 p.m.
Facility Amenities:





Gift Shop, Meeting Facilities

Information Available

Cultural Organization, Maps Available, Printed guides available

Internet Connection

Wireless (WiFi)


Dates Closed (test)

Visitor Service

Conventions & Meetings

Outdoor Event Venues

Tours & Transfers

Guided Tours


Recreation type

Indoor activity


Arts & Culture

Cultural Center, Historic Attractions, Museum, Theater

Nature & Outdoor

Marine Attractions