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

think + drink (science)

think + drink (science)

think + drink (science)

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 jour” gives a short presentation on the topic of the month, and then opens the floor for questions and discussion.

think + drink (science) details:

  • Cost: Museum Members – $5, Non-members – $8
  • Refreshments: Beer, wine, soft drinks and snack available for purchase.
  • Tickets: Paid reservations required; please purchase tickets online using the links below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113.
  • Seating: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive promptly. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).

Programs and Online Tickets:

      • January 9: “Creating Designed Marine Habitat…From the Deep Sea to your Doorsteps”
        Join us as leaders of the Reef Ball Foundation discuss how their technologies are being used around the world (and locally) to help restore marine habitats for fish, coral, birds, and even humans. Learn how to think globally about what’s happening to our oceans and how to act locally to benefit the world and your community. With Todd Barber, Chairman, Reef Ball Foundation/Larry Beggs, President, Reef Innovations.
        Purchase tickets online now!
      • February 13: “Ellenton was a Drinking Community”: The Archaeology of Alcohol, Remedies, and Self-Medication on the Florida Frontier”– with Dr. Diane Wallman
        Diane Wallman is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Her work focuses on the archaeology of plantations and colonial contexts in the Southeastern U.S., Caribbean and West Africa. For the past two years, she has directed archaeological excavations at Gamble Plantation in Ellenton.
        Purchase tickets online now!
      • March 13: “Life at the Mouth of the Manatee River: The Great History of the Manatee River and the Creation of De Soto National Memorial” with Dan Stevens
        Dan is a 6th generation Manatee County native who grew up along the banks of the Manatee River and served four years in the United States Air Force. Dan earned degrees in archaeology and history studying under Dr. Lori Collins at the University of South Florida. He is currently the Lead Park Ranger at De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton, FL.
        Purchase tickets online now!