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201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

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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

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Date/Time Event
Special Exhibition: How People Make Things 01/27/2018 - 05/06/2018
All Day
Special Exhibition: How People Make Things
South Florida Museum

Every object we touch every day has a story behind it — the story of how it was made. Was it sculpted, molded, folded, shaped? Shifted, shined, straightened or cut? The exhibit — which will be open from Jan. 27 through May 6 and is included in the cost of admission — brings manufacturing to […]

KidSpace 04/28/2018
10:15 am - 11:00 am
KidSpace
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 […]

Family Night at the Museum 05/05/2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Family Night at the Museum
South Florida Museum

Family Night at the Museum On the first Saturday of most months the Museum stays open late for an evening of family fun! Every month there is a different theme with hands-on activities and special films or performances beginning at 3 pm. You can also enjoy an additional manatee presentation, specially scheduled Planetarium shows, and the Rock Hall of […]

think + drink (science) 05/09/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
think + drink (science)
South Florida Museum

think + drink (science) On the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 pm, we transform the Bishop Planetarium into a forum for discussions at think + drink (science), a place where you can grab a beer or a glass of wine (or a soft drink) and learn about cutting-edge science in a relaxed, informal setting. […]

KidSpace 05/12/2018
10:15 am - 11:00 am
KidSpace
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 […]

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