Museum opening hours: 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 Manatee Rehabilitation Aquarium is undergoing maintenance and currently has no manatees in the habitat. Museum admission is discounted $6 per ticket at this time. We expect for work to be finished by mid-March. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Family Night at the Museum

Family Night at the Museum

Family Night at the Museum

On the first Saturday of most months the Museum stays open late for an evening of family fun! Every month there is a different theme with hands-on activities and special films or performances beginning at 3 pm. You can also enjoy an additional manatee presentation, specially scheduled Planetarium shows, and the Rock Hall of Fame show at 7:15 pm (unless otherwise noted).

After 3 pm during Family NightsMuseum admission is reduced (reservations are not required):

  • Adults- $9
  • Seniors (65+) – $8
  • Children(4-12) – $7
  • Members and children 3 & under are always free


  • February 3: Riding the Waves*
    Can you stay afloat? In honor of the 2018 Bradenton Area River Regatta, stop by and check out the science of water, waves and watercraft. * Please note: This Family Night will end at 6 p.m. and will not include Planetarium programs. Please enjoy the fireworks that will begin downtown as part of the Bradenton Area River Regatta at 6:30 p.m. (There will be no Rock Hall of Fame at this month.)


  • March 3: The South Florida Museum is pleased to host the 4th Annual Manatee Elementary STEM Competition
    On display – student and class projects in Earth and Environmental Science, Life Science, Physical Science and Engineering. Join us to support the scientists of the future and celebrate their work!