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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 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 & under free with paying adult

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Date/Time Event
IQuest: Move It! 03/09/2019
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 […]

Lunch & Learn:  “So You Want to Work with Animals? – Careers in Animal Care” 03/13/2019
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: “So You Want to Work with Animals? – Careers in Animal Care”
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 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 things going […]

think + drink (science): “Life at the Mouth of the Manatee River: The Great History of the Manatee River and the Creation of De Soto National Memorial” with Dan Stevens. 03/13/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
think + drink (science): “Life at the Mouth of the Manatee River: The Great History of the Manatee River and the Creation of De Soto National Memorial” with Dan Stevens.
South Florida Museum

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. Typically our “expert du […]

STREAM Saturdays: Know Your H20 – The Science of Water 03/16/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
STREAM Saturdays: Know Your H20 – The Science of Water
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 […]

03/23/2019
10:30 am - 11:15 am
KidSpace
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 am on the second and fourth Saturday morning of each month, we’ll unleash the awesome power of the Bishop Planetarium, taking […]

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