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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:

  • Cost: The Museum is open until 8 p.m. and admission is half-priced at the door after 3 p.m! Museum Members are always free for Family Night and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
  • Presentations: 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 p.m.
  • Tickets: Admission can be purchased at the Museum admission desk upon arrival. 
  • Program Schedule: 

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

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Upcoming Family Night Events

Family Night: A Walk in the Park

Saturday, April 1, 2017 3:00 PM

"A Walk in the Park" 

Take only photographs, leave only footprints! Close up. Far away. In motion. How does a camera help us appreciate nature in whole new way? Explore the ways in which parks help us get close to nature while protecting it at the same time. Join us for nature and photography activities, along with a special screening of Disney Nature Earth (2007) Rated G.

Family Night: 3rd Annual Science Showcase

Saturday, May 6, 2017 3:00 PM
3rd Annual Manatee County School District Elementary Science Showcase 

Featuring student projects in Earth and Environmental Science, Life Science, Physical Science and Engineering. Join us to meet our future scientists!

Family Night: "Magic, Myths and Monsters"

Saturday, June 3, 2017 3:00 PM
"Magic, Myths and Monsters"

The ocean is a world of mystery – who lives there, why, and how?  Challenge yourself to imagine life below the waves as you discover the truth about the ocean’s amazing creatures. Special Movie Screening: Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).


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.


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