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201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Events

Events

Date/Time Event
SPECIAL HOLIDAY PLANETARIUM PRESENTATION RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 23 11/23/2018 - 12/23/2018
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
SPECIAL HOLIDAY PLANETARIUM PRESENTATION RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 23

South Florida Museum

Daily presentations of our holiday music show Let It Snow will play Tuesday – Friday at 1:15 pm, Saturday at 11:15am, and Sunday at 1:15 pm through December 23, 2018.  Let it Snow features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multi-media finale by […]

STREAM Saturdays: Exploring Rocks and Minerals 12/15/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
STREAM Saturdays: Exploring Rocks and Minerals

South Florida Museum

On STREAM Saturdays, you’ll find hands-on, family-friendly experiments and games, crafts and stories or themed scavenger hunts at the Museum from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Go at your own pace and visit one or all the activities before enjoying the Museum for the rest of the day!     The Details: STREAM Saturdays are the 3rd […]

Star of Bethlehem 12/20/2018
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 12/20/2018
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 […]

Stelliferous Live 12/26/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stelliferous Live

South Florida Museum

Join us for our monthly live star talk, Stelliferous Live with our planetarians Jeff Rodgers and Howard Hochhalter. Stelliferous Live takes place on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm 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 […]

Lunch & Learn: “Moon Myths: The Cultural History of the Moon from Around the World” 01/09/2019
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: “Moon Myths: The Cultural History of the Moon from Around the World”

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 […]

think + drink (science): “Creating Designed Marine Habitat…From the Deep Sea to your Doorsteps” 01/09/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
think + drink (science): “Creating Designed Marine Habitat…From the Deep Sea to your Doorsteps”

South Florida Museum

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 […]

IQuest: What on Earth? 01/12/2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IQuest: What on Earth?

South Florida Museum

IQuest is a monthly program for 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. IQuest takes place on the second Saturday of most months from 4-8 pm.  IQuest details: Cost: $5 – Kids Only! Paid reservations required Refreshments: Admission includes slice of pizza and […]

STREAM Saturdays: Discovering Light 01/19/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
STREAM Saturdays: Discovering Light

South Florida Museum

On STREAM Saturdays, you’ll find hands-on, family-friendly experiments and games, crafts and stories or themed scavenger hunts at the Museum from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Go at your own pace and visit one or all the activities before enjoying the Museum for the rest of the day!     The Details: STREAM Saturdays are the 3rd […]

Stelliferous Live 01/23/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stelliferous Live

South Florida Museum

Join us for our monthly live star talk, Stelliferous Live with our planetarians Jeff Rodgers and Howard Hochhalter. Stelliferous Live takes place on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm 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 […]

IQuest: Incredible Journeys 02/09/2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IQuest: Incredible Journeys

South Florida Museum

IQuest is a monthly program for 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. IQuest takes place on the second Saturday of most months from 4-8 pm.  IQuest details: Cost: $5 – Kids Only! Paid reservations required Refreshments: Admission includes slice of pizza and […]

Lunch & Learn:  “From Sirens to Sirenians: The History of Our Obsession with Mermaids” 02/13/2019
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: “From Sirens to Sirenians: The History of Our Obsession with Mermaids”

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 […]

think + drink (science): “Ellenton was a Drinking Community”: The Archaeology of Alcohol, Remedies, and Self-Medication on the Florida Frontier” 02/13/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
think + drink (science): “Ellenton was a Drinking Community”: The Archaeology of Alcohol, Remedies, and Self-Medication on the Florida Frontier”

South Florida Museum

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 […]

STREAM Saturdays: Doin’ the Locomotion – Animal Movement and Migration 02/16/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
STREAM Saturdays: Doin’ the Locomotion – Animal Movement and Migration

South Florida Museum

On STREAM Saturdays, you’ll find hands-on, family-friendly experiments and games, crafts and stories or themed scavenger hunts at the Museum from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Go at your own pace and visit one or all the activities before enjoying the Museum for the rest of the day!     The Details: STREAM Saturdays are the 3rd […]

Stelliferous Live 02/27/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stelliferous Live

South Florida Museum

Join us for our monthly live star talk, Stelliferous Live with our planetarians Jeff Rodgers and Howard Hochhalter. Stelliferous Live takes place on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm 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 […]

IQuest: Move It! 03/09/2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IQuest: Move It!

South Florida Museum

IQuest is a monthly program for 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. IQuest takes place on the second Saturday of most months from 4-8 pm.  IQuest details: Cost: $5 – Kids Only! Paid reservations required Refreshments: Admission includes slice of pizza and […]

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