Museum opening hours: 10am to 5pm Tuesday-Saturday | Noon-5pm Sunday | Closed Monday

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

School Field Trips

School Field Trips

School Field Trips to the Museum

Reservations are required with at least one week’s notice and are subject to tour schedule availability.

For more information and to make reservations please call Susan McCarthy at 941-746-4131 ext. 113.

All programs are referenced to the Sunshine State Standards.

One teacher or chaperone is required for every ten students, and will be admitted for FREE!  

On occasion, schools ask if they can bring “extra” chaperones. We do not encourage this practice, as it tends to distract from the students’ field trip experience. However, if you do wish to bring extra chaperones we can accommodate one (1) extra adult chaperone for every ten (10) children. A fee of $9 per extra chaperone should be included in your field trip payment. No refunds can be made for extra chaperones who are unable to attend scheduled field trips. Additional chaperones interested in joining the field trip will be considered full price admission guests for the day. For information regarding ticket pricing and online ordersclick here.

Grades PreK-12 Guided Highlight Tour

Two hour program includes a guided tour of the Museum’s most popular exhibits, a manatee presentation, and one planetarium show of your choice.

9:45 a.m. – noon
$7 per student
15 student minimum

4th Grade Core Tour Click Here for more info! 

This newly developed two hour program includes a custom 4th grade planetarium star talk, guided exploration of museum exhibits, and special conservation conversation in the Parker Manatee Aquarium. From the earth to the moon, all aspects of this unique program align with the Common Core state standards.

9:45 a.m. – Noon
$7 per student* 
15 student minimum

Skype with Snooty Click here for more info! 

Want to meet Snooty & his tank mates but can’t make it to the Museum? Our Skype with Snooty program provides a customized virtual tour of the Parker Manatee Aquarium. Program lasts 15-20 minutes and includes Q&A time! Please call Program Coordinator Susan McCarthy with questions or to schedule your Skype: 941-216-3459