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

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:

  • February 14: Fall in Love with Florida Sawfish
    Tonya Wiley, President of Havenworth Coastal Conservation, has been conducting conservation biology studies of sawfish since 2001, including research on the endangered Smalltooth Sawfish in Florida. She is an appointed member of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Implementation Team and was a lead researcher with Mote Marine Laboratory’s Center for Shark Research. Join Tonya for the fascinating facts plus the latest updates and strategies to understand and protect this iconic and fascinating fish.
    Click here for tickets!
  • March 14: Sarasota Bay Blue Carbon
    A Connecticut native who grew up along the Long Island Sound, Darcy Young has worked with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program since 2015. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology, she moved to Washington, DC to study carbon cycling in forests before relocating to Florida. Sarasota Bay’s coastal parks support wildlife, education, and recreation, all while capturing carbon from the atmosphere and cleaning polluted waters. Come and learn about what makes coastal plants so special and how people are working to restore them.
    Click here for tickets!