Museum opening hours: Regular Hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday-Saturday | Noon to 5 pm Sunday | Closed Mondays | Please Note: We will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

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
National Geographic's "50 Greatest Photographs" 09/22/2017 - 01/18/2018
All Day
National Geographic's "50 Greatest Photographs"
South Florida Museum 1st Floor East Gallery

Open in the South Florida Museum’s East Gallery from September 22, 2017 – January 18, 2018 “50 Greatest Photographs” is organized and traveled by National Geographic and showcases many of the most compelling images published in the history of the magazine. This exhibition will transport visitors behind the lens of some of National Geographic’s most engaging images. […]

Star of Bethlehem 12/20/2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Star of Bethlehem
South Florida Museum

Back by popular demand, our Star of Bethlehem Planetarium presentation allows you to explore the question “What was the Star of Bethlehem?” Howard Hochhalter, one of South Florida Museum’s staff astronomers, will lead you on this journey to Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago using the Planetarium’s ability to travel through time and space. Take a […]

Star of Bethlehem 12/20/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Star of Bethlehem
South Florida Museum

Back by popular demand, our Star of Bethlehem Planetarium presentation allows you to explore the question “What was the Star of Bethlehem?” Howard Hochhalter, one of South Florida Museum’s staff astronomers, will lead you on this journey to Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago using the Planetarium’s ability to travel through time and space. Take a […]

Star of Bethlehem 12/22/2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Star of Bethlehem
South Florida Museum

Back by popular demand, our Star of Bethlehem Planetarium presentation allows you to explore the question “What was the Star of Bethlehem?” Howard Hochhalter, one of South Florida Museum’s staff astronomers, will lead you on this journey to Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago using the Planetarium’s ability to travel through time and space. Take a […]

Star of Bethlehem 12/22/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Star of Bethlehem
South Florida Museum

Back by popular demand, our Star of Bethlehem Planetarium presentation allows you to explore the question “What was the Star of Bethlehem?” Howard Hochhalter, one of South Florida Museum’s staff astronomers, will lead you on this journey to Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago using the Planetarium’s ability to travel through time and space. Take a […]

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