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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 - $3
Non-Members - $5

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).


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, April 08, 2015 7:00 PM

Fish Eye View: Perspectives That Shape Our Local Marine Eco-Systems with Marine Biologist Eric Weather 

Join the conservation conversation! Marine biologist Eric Weather invites you to bring your ideas to the table for this engaging discussion on the management and sustainability of our local estuaries and near shore reef habitats. Explore the abundant biodiversity of our waters while highlighting key species that can give us insight into the health and wealth of their ecosystem. See how fishermen, tourists, kayakers and scientists alike bring unique perspectives on the dynamic Florida experience! 

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

Click here to Purchase Tickets

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.


Captain Eric Weather will also offer special boating excursions aboard his boat the Miss Batavia, for the duration of the Ocean Soul exhibition. 

For more information on this great family opportunity, CLICK HERE!