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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- Monster or Myth?

Saturday, September 03, 2016 3:00 PM

Family Night Schedule

  • 3:00- 7:00pm Museum Activities & Build-A-Monster Scavenger Hunt 
  • 3:15 Perfect Little Planet 
  • 3:45 Manatees & Mermaids Presentation in the Aquarium 
  • 4:00 Journey to the Stars 
  • 5:00 Disney's Hercules in the Bishop Planetarium 
  • 6:30 Manatees & Mermaids Presentation in the Aquarium
  • 7:00 Live Star Talk 
  • 7;30 Space Park 360 Rollercoasters in Space 
  • 8:15 Rock Hall of Fame  

Family Night: National Fossil Day!

Saturday, October 01, 2016 10:00 AM

The South Florida Museum is proud to partner with local and state agencies, organizations and clubs to promote the exploration, education and protection of our ancient past. Guests will meet real paleontologists and geologists who work everyday to uncover the secrets fossils reveal about our Earth and the live that once dwelled on our rocky planet. 

Event Features:    

  • Junior Paleontologist Badge Program hosted by De Soto National Memorial Rangers 

  • Outdoors Fossil dig for kids! Sponsored by Mosaic

  • Fossil Exhibitions from 10:00 - 4:00pm from the Florida Museum of Natural History, Florida Paleontological Society, Florida Fossil Hunters, the Southwest Florida Fossil Society and many others

National Fossil Day Event Schedule TBA 

No Family Night

Saturday, November 05, 2016 3:00 PM

Family Night - Family Reading Festival

Saturday, December 03, 2016 3:00 PM


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

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm 
Sunday: Noon to 5pm

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

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201 10th St. W | Bradenton, FL 34205

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