Museum opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday-Saturday | Noon to 5 pm Sunday Closed Mondays | Parking Information: Click "Visit" under the "Things To Do" tab

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205


About the South Florida Museum Largest Natural & Cultural History Museum on Florida's Gulf Coast - Includes the All-Digital Bishop Planetarium & the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Aquarium

As the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, the South Florida Museum offers engaging exhibits as well as educational programs that interpret the scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and our universe. In addition to permanent exhibits, the Museum features a constantly changing lineup of temporary exhibitions -- offering something new to discover with each visit!

Visit the South Florida Museum, Parker Manatee Aquarium, and Bishop Planetarium

Admission Rates:
Adults: $19 | Seniors (65+): $17 | Children (4-12): $14 | Under 4: Free w/ paying adult


Date/Time Event
STREAM Saturdays: Rediscovering the Moon 10/20/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
STREAM Saturdays: Rediscovering the Moon
South Florida Museum

On STREAM Saturdays, you’ll find hands-on, family-friendly experiments and games, crafts and stories or themed scavenger hunts at the Museum from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Go at your own pace and visit one or all the activities before enjoying the Museum for the rest of the day!     The Details: STREAM Saturdays are the 3rd […]

Lunch & Learn: Drop Dead Gorgeous - A Fascinating Look at the Lethal History of Fashion 10/24/2018
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: Drop Dead Gorgeous - A Fascinating Look at the Lethal History of Fashion
South Florida Museum

Sure, you could take lunch at your desk or have a sandwich at home. But why not feed your brain as well as your belly? On the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:15 – 1 pm we’ll feature a talk by our staff focusing on a different aspect of the world or […]

Stelliferous Live 10/24/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stelliferous Live
South Florida Museum

Join us for our monthly live star talk, Stelliferous Live with our planetarians Jeff Rodgers and Howard Hochhalter. Stelliferous Live takes place on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Bishop Planetarium. We’ll take a tour of the upcoming month’s stars, planets and constellations, talk about current events in astronomy, and open the floor for an always-fun […]

KidSpace 10/27/2018
10:30 am - 11:15 am
South Florida Museum

KidSpace is a program for kids who want to explore everything there is to know about space and become Masters of the Universe. From 10:15 – 11 am on the second and fourth Saturday morning of each month, we’ll unleash the awesome power of the Bishop Planetarium, taking off from Earth’s surface and flying to places no […]

26th Annual South Florida Museum Gala 11/03/2018
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
26th Annual South Florida Museum Gala
South Florida Museum Spanish Courtyard

Please join us for the Museum’s 26th Annual Gala: “Expanding Our Universe” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Presented by Bank of America, the evening will include a fabulous dinner, dancing, auction and more! Tickets are $200. Thanks to our Silver Sponsors — Fawley Bryant Architecture, SunTrust, Willis Smith Construction — and our Corporate […]

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