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Sunday: Noon to 5 pm

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think + drink (science)

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 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.

ADMISSION:
Museum Members - $3
Non-Members - $5

Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113 
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).


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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, February 10, 2016 7:00 PM

Hydrogeology 101: An Overview of Florida's Water Resources 

with Guy "Harley" Means 


With 7800 fresh water lakes, 1700 rivers and streams, more than 1000 springs, the Everglades, and one of the most productive aquifer systems in the country Florida is well endowed with water resources. Join Assistant State Geologist Guy "Harley" Means for a meaningful discussion on the state of Florida's prized water resources. This lecture kicks starts a season of water conversations inspired and partly funded through the Florida Humanities Council's 2016 Think Florida, Think Water project initiative. 





ADMISSION:

Museum Members - $3
Non-Members - $5


Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113 


Click Here To Purchase Tickets 


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).


think + drink (science)

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 7:00 PM

A Short History of Nearly Everything

with Jeff Rodgers 


Join us for a fascinating scientific journey from “nothing” to the universe we see around us today. Along the way we’ll touch on our latest understandings of the Big Bang and the beginnings of our universe, the interactions of matter and energy to create stars, the creation of elements, the formation of solar systems, and the origins and evolution of life.


ADMISSION:
Museum Members - $3
Non-Members - $5


Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113 


Click Here To Purchase Tickets 


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).

think + drink (science)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:00 PM

Florida: Land of a Thousand Springs 
with Dr. Bob Knight, Director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute 

The Changing Waters conversation continues with a deeper look at our state's freshwater spring system. Joins us for a night with Dr. Bob Knight, Director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute located in High Springs. Florida’s 1,000+ springs provide recreational benefits to more than 3 million people each year and critical habitat for rare and endangered wildlife. They are worthy of the highest level of protection possible.


Click Here to learn more about the Florida Springs Institute



ADMISSION:
Museum Members - $3
Non-Members - $5


Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113 


Click Here To Purchase Tickets 


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).

think + drink (science)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:00 PM

Changing Waters: The Human Impact on Florida's Aquatic Systems with photographer Lynne Buchanan 

Join photographer Lynne Buchanan for a narrative adventure through the special exhibition Changing WatersThe exhibition documents the conditions of Florida’s aquatic ecosystems through approximately 40 of Lynne’s photographs featuring our rivers, estuaries, lakes and bays. The exhibition provides narrative interpretations of the photos, along with maps and interpretive graphics, which shed light on the state of Florida’s waterways. The featured photos invite the viewer to examine the changing state of water and to consider his or her personal relationship to this critical resource.  





ADMISSION:
Museum Members - $3
Non-Members - $5


Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113 


Click Here To Purchase Tickets 


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).