Museum opening hours: Open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday-Saturday | Noon to 5 pm Sunday Closed Mondays | Parking Information: Click "Visit" under the "Things To Do" tab. Please Note: The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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 Spanish Plaza Courtyard

The Spanish Plaza Courtyard at the South Florida museum is the ideal location for large gatherings such as wedding receptions, fundraising events, reunions & anniversary celebrations. With a view of the Parker Manatee Aquarium, Hernando DeSoto bronze statue and fountain, covered Colonnade, classic lighting and use of our catering kitchen, the Spanish Plaza is sure to impress your party guests. Capacity:  225

Plaza Meeting Room

Ideal for events of any kind. The Meeting Room is available only with Plaza rental. Capacity: 80


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