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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 - Night at the Museum!

Saturday, December 05, 2015 3:00 PM

On one special night in December something happens at the museum… history comes alive! Come watch as the exhibits come to life and then meet the many people across time who we have helped shaped our state's amazing history. Meet the ancient Paleoindians who arrived in Florida some 12,000 years ago, Tocobaga and Timucuan fishermen who greeted the Spanish Conquistadors in 1539 and the early American pioneers who settled here in the 19th century. Learn from actors portraying the life of collectors Montague Tallant and William Clendenin about the discovery and care of precious artifacts and specimens.  With costumed actors and interactive games history has never felt more alive! 


  • 3:00- 7:00pm The Exhibits Come To Life...
  • 5:00 Manatee Presentation 
  • 6:00 Character Parade! 
  • 7:00 Live Star Talk 
  • 7:30 Space Park 360


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 on Mondays and on the 1st Saturday
in November, Thanksgiving, Christmas
& New Year’s Day.

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