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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 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
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 […]

Star of Bethlehem 12/21/2018
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 […]

KidSpace 12/22/2018
10:15 am - 11:00 am
KidSpace
South Florida Museum

KidSpace is a program for kids who want to explore everything there is to know about space and become Masters of the Universe. From 10:15 – 11 am on the second and fourth Saturday morning of each month, we’ll unleash the awesome power of the Bishop Planetarium, taking off from Earth’s surface and flying to places no […]

Lunch & Learn: Brrr… The Life and Times of Polar Animals 12/26/2018
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: Brrr… The Life and Times of Polar Animals
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 and fourth 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 […]

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