Museum opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday-Saturday | Noon to 5pm Sunday. Closed Mondays | Parking info. under Things To Do/Visit

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Facility Rental

Facility Rental

South Florida Museum Facility Rental

The South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium offers unique venue options for beautiful weddings, elegant receptions, inspiring corporate events, or special occasions in Downtown Bradenton.

The Courtyard

The Courtyard is the ideal location for large gatherings such as wedding receptions, fundraising events, reunions & anniversary celebrations. With a view of the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, lovely fountain, covered Colonnade, classic lighting and use of our catering kitchen, the Courtyard is sure to impress your party guests. Capacity:  225


Perfect location for professional meetings, lectures, seminars, wedding party preparation, baby showers & cocktail parties & complete with a grand view of the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat. Capacity:  55

Bishop Planetarium Lobby

Wonderful for a cocktail party, lecture or a small wedding reception. Capacity:  70 (seated), 125 (standing)

Bishop Planetarium Theater

Great for company seminars, a private star talk, group planetarium shows and films. Capacity:  118