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Family Night at the Museum

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The first Saturday of most months presents a whole new way to explore the Museum. Each Family Night offers something new to see and do. It could be a family-friendly film or maybe a live performance. Then there might be a scavenger hunt through the Museum or  hands-on activities to engage the entire family. One thing is for sure - it'll be fun and educational!

Family Night Details:

  • The Museum is open until 8:00 p.m. and admission is half price after 3:00 p.m!
  • Most Family Nights include a Live Star Talk and/or a Space Show in the Bishop Planetarium, check individual dates for more information.
  • The Rock Hall of Fame Planetarium show runs from 8:15 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Museum Friends Members are always free for Family Night and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Each Family Night is different, please check below for specific show schedules and Museum programs. 



Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Upcoming Family Night Events

Family NIght - Mission to the Moon

Saturday, January 03, 2015 3:00 PM

On July 20, 1969 the Apollo 11 astronauts flew to and landed on the Moon. 45 years later, the Moon continues to inspire our explorations beyond Earth. Launch into space in the Bishop Planetarium with a special screening of Apollo 13, then investigate real moon rocks on loan from the Johnson Space Center!  Design your own metal meteors then watch as they create craters in our "moon dust tub"!

  • 3:15 Perfect Little Planet Planetarium show
  • 4:00 pm Apollo 13, in the Bishop Planetarium Theater
  • 6:30 pm Manatee Presentation
  • 6:30 pm "Blue Moon" Investigations with Dr. K, in the classroom 
  • 7:30 pm Live Star Talk 

Apollo 13 

showing at 4:00pm, Tickets $2 with Museum admission

Rated PG, 140 min.

Due to the increase in demand, the Feature Programs are not included with the price of Family Night admission and are a $2 up charge per person. Admission to Family night must be purchased at the front desk. 

Click Here to purchase your tickets 

now to reserve your seats!


No Family Night

Saturday, February 07, 2015 4:00 PM

 No Family Night in February due to the new downtown Regatta Boat Race Festival. 

We are sorry and will miss you! See you in March! 

Family Night - Be a Star!

Saturday, March 07, 2015 3:00 PM

Do you dream of being an American Idol? Have you longed to go Dancing With the Stars? If so, join us for a musical evening of song and dance featuring local teacher Ms. Miller from Laugh and Sing Music and Fuzion Dance artists who will teach you how to Be a Star!



Please note: Family Night at the Museum programs may vary due to other special events and Museum programs. When planning your next visit, please be sure to check this web page to view the upcoming scheduled events and Family Night themes.

Current Hours

Tues. - Sat. 10 am to 5 pm 
Sunday Noon to 5 pm

Closed Christmas Day
& New Year's Day

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