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
IQuest: Blue World 06/08/2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IQuest: Blue World
South Florida Museum

IQuest is a montly drop-off program 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. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Saturday of most months.  Details: Cost: $5 – Kids only! Paid reservations required Refreshments: Admission includes slice of […]

Lunch & Learn: Beyond Earth’s Moon – Orbiting the Other Planets 06/12/2019
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: Beyond Earth’s Moon – Orbiting the Other Planets
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 […]

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
think + drink (science): Florida from Space: What Satellites Can Tell Us About Red Tides, Rising Seas and Coastal Change
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, […]

Stelliferous Live 06/26/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stelliferous Live
South Florida Museum

Join us for our monthly live star talk, Stelliferous Live with Planetarium Manager Howard Hochhalter. Stelliferous Live takes place at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Bishop Planetarium. We’ll take a tour of the upcoming month’s stars, planets and constellations, talk about current events in astronomy, and open the floor for an always-fun question and […]

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