Museum opening hours: Open 10am to 5pm Tues.-Sat. | Noon to 5pm Sun. Closed Mondays | Parking Info.: Click "Visit" under "Things To Do." The Museum is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's 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
SPECIAL HOLIDAY PLANETARIUM PRESENTATION RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 23 11/23/2018 - 12/23/2018
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
SPECIAL HOLIDAY PLANETARIUM PRESENTATION RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 23
South Florida Museum

Daily presentations of our holiday music show Let It Snow will play Tuesday – Friday at 1:15 pm, Saturday at 11:15am, and Sunday at 1:15 pm through December 23, 2018.  Let it Snow features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multi-media finale by […]

STREAM Saturdays: Exploring Rocks and Minerals 12/15/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
STREAM Saturdays: Exploring Rocks and Minerals
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 […]

Star of Bethlehem 12/20/2018
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, Bishop Planetarium Manager, 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 look at the skies […]

Star of Bethlehem 12/20/2018
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, Bishop Planetarium Manager, 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 look at the skies […]

Star of Bethlehem 12/21/2018
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, Bishop Planetarium Manager, 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 look at the skies […]

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