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Contact Samantha Sprague, Curator of Education

941-746-4131, ext. 31

Current Hours

Mon. - Sat.: 10 am to 5 pm 
Sunday: Noon to 5 pm

CLOSED: 1st Saturday in November,
Thanksgiving, Christmas Day 
& New Year's Day 

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think + drink (science)

On the second Wednesday of each month, from 7 to 9 p.m., 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 jour" gives a short presentation on the topic of the month, and then opens the floor for questions and discussion. Drinks and bar snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring food.

Museum Members - $2
Non-Members - $4

Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13 
Please arrive promptly: 
Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).

(Please notethink + drink (science) prices will be increasing to $3 for members, $5 for non-members in 2015 in order to continue to allow us to provide the highest quality of programming to our guest. Thank you.)


Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Upcoming think + drink (science) Cafes

think + drink (science)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:00 PM

Man and Manatee Symbiosis 

with Marilyn Margold, Director of Living Collections 

Over the years human attitudes have changed regarding the environment, particularly toward manatees and endangered species. We have cycled through the three types of symbiotic relationships – parasitism, commensalism and mutualism. Where are we today and how does that reflect on tomorrow. 

think + drink (science) is $3 for members, $5 for non-members.

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Seating is limited. Please print electronic ticket and present upon arrival. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale.