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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 – $3, Non-members – $5
  • 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:

  • August 8: Convincing an Ant to Stand Still: An Introduction to Scientific Illustration
    Art has long played an important role in communicating scientific information. Join David Berry to discover the stories behind some of the most famous scientific illustrations and explore the challenges faced by the artists who created them. David Berry is the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. He guest curates exhibitions of rare botanical books and prints at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and teaches a course on the art of natural history at New College of Florida.
    Purchase tickets online now!
  • Sept. 12: The Art & Science of Animal Training
    Matt Edmonds grew up in Kansas but fell in love with Florida as a child while visiting his grandparents on Clearwater Beach. The warm weather, ocean, and exotic animals fueled his infatuation. An opportunity at Lowry Park Zoo brought Matt to Florida full time. He has been a professional animal trainer since 1994 and has trained a wide variety of animals, from parrots, hawks, eagles and falcons to rats, squirrels, servals, porcupines, rhino, elephants and more! Learn how his passion for nature and understanding of the behavior of animals of all shapes and sizes helps to educate and inspire others.
    Purchase tickets online now!