Museum opening hours: Open 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 Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205



Admission Tickets

Current Admission Prices:

Members of Museum Friends Program  FREE (click here for details)
Adults  $19
Seniors (65+)  $17
Children (4-12)  $14
Children ages 3 & younger  Free with paying adult
 Active Military  Free with proper ID
 Florida Teachers  Free with proper ID

Museum Members, Children 3 & under, Florida Teachers and Active U.S. Military receive FREE daily admission (with proper ID). Reservations are not required and online tickets sales are not available for these admissions. Other discounts may not be applied after online sale is complete.

For information regarding adult and senior tours, click here.

For information regarding school field trips, click here.

Accepted Payment Methods

At the Museum: Cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks & travelers’ checks.
Online: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover

Visit the South Florida Museum where you can experience the natural and cultural history of Florida, view our universe in the state-of-the-art Bishop Planetarium, and visit rehab manatees in the Parker Manatee Aquarium – all under one roof! Enjoy a day exploring the Museum – located steps from Bradenton’s downtown restaurants and the beautiful Bradenton Riverwalk.

Please Note:

  • Online admission tickets are valid for a one-day admission ticket to the Museum and and will expire one year from the date purchased if not used. (Admission may only be used ONCE.)
  • You will not be charged tax or other fees upon your purchase.
  • Online admission tickets include all-day access to all galleries, including special exhibitions, plus manatee presentations and Planetarium shows (seating is limited).
  • Online Admission tickets are for normal daily admission to the Museum only and are not valid towards group admissions, special tours, programs or events which have a separate charge.
  • No refunds or exchanges are permitted for online admission purchases under any circumstances.
  • This admission ticket has no monetary value and cannot be applied towards memberships, merchandise or special event tickets.
  • Planetarium seating is first-come, first-served only; admission tickets do not guarantee seating to Planetarium presentations. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for Planetarium presentations to ensure their seats.
  • Coupons and promotional offers may not be combined with other discounts; discounts may not be applied after online sale is complete.

Location & Parking Information

The Museum is conveniently located at 201 10th Street West in downtown Bradenton, FL. We are just 20 minutes north of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and 45 minutes south of Tampa International Airport.

Free street parking is available on 10th Street West in front of the Museum for up to 3 hours at a time. There are also several parking locations available in downtown Bradenton that are convenient to the Museum, including the County parking garage at the corner of Manatee Avenue and 10th Street West.