Museum opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday-Saturday | Noon to 5pm Sunday. Closed Mondays | Parking info. under Things To Do/Visit

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 Rehabilitation Aquarium, and Bishop Planetarium

Admission Rates:
Adults (18-64) $19 | Seniors (65+) $17 | College Students (with ID) $14 | Youth (12-17) $14 | Children (5-11) $10 | Children 4 & younger free with paying adult. Discovery Society Members get in FREE.


Date/Time Event
Exhibition Opening: National Geographic Photo Ark 04/06/2019
All Day
Exhibition Opening: National Geographic Photo Ark
South Florida Museum

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore’s multi-decade quest to draw attention to the plight of the world’s animal species and inspire their conservation through the National Geographic Photo Ark has taken him to zoos and sanctuaries all over the world to capture images of animals. Sartore’s pictures aren’t just any snapshots; these stunningly beautiful portraits are […]

think + drink (science): The Dolphins of Sarasota Bay: Helping Cetaceans Around the World 04/10/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
think + drink (science): The Dolphins of Sarasota Bay: Helping Cetaceans Around the World
South Florida Museum

Our monthly think + drink (science) program transforms the Bishop Planetarium into a theater of discussion where you can grab a beer, glass of wine or a soft drink and learn about science in a relaxed, informal setting that offers plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. Cost: Museum Members – $5, Non-members – $8 Refreshments: Beer, […]

10:30 am - 11:15 am
South Florida Museum

KidSpace South Florida Museum > Things to Do > KidSpace   KidSpace KidSpace is a program for kids who want to explore everything there is to know about space and become Masters of the Universe. At 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday morning of each month, we’ll unleash the awesome power of the Bishop Planetarium, […]

IQuest: Move It! 04/13/2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IQuest: Move It!
South Florida Museum

IQuest is a monthly program for middle school students in grades 6-8. While each IQuest is different, you can always expect challenging projects and games that inspire out-of-the-box solutions to real world problems. IQuest takes place on the second Saturday of most months from 4-8 pm.  IQuest details: Cost: $5 – Kids Only! Paid reservations required Refreshments: Admission includes slice of pizza and […]

STREAM Saturdays: Habitat Sweet Habitat 04/20/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
STREAM Saturdays: Habitat Sweet Habitat
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. – noon. 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 Saturday […]

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