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Visit The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature where you can experience the natural and cultural history of Florida, view our universe in the state-of-the-art 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 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 membership in the Discovery Society, 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.

Eligible Members of the Discovery Society, Children 4 & 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.

Discounts and coupons may not be applied after online sale is complete.

(If you have an online discount code, you will be prompted to enter it on the next screen.)

Student Guided Tour

Adult/Senior Guided Tour

Think + Drink

think + drink (science)  is $5 for Eligible Discovery Society Members, $8 Non- Members

Seating is limited - Must arrive 10 minutes prior to event start - print electronic ticket and present upon arrival.

Pre-purchased seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale

(no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program)


stelliferous   [ste-lif-er-uhs] 
Definition: Having or abounding with stars.

Join us for our exciting live star talk, Stelliferous Live with Planetarium Manager, Howard Hochhalter. Stelliferous Live is the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Planetarium.

We will be taking a look into the current night skies which will stimulate intellectual conversations. Past topics have included how to identify constellations, how to identify planets and the brightest stars.

Stelliferous Live is $5 for Eligible members of the Discovery Society, $8 All Others.

Seating is limited - Must arrive 10 minutes prior to event start - print electronic ticket and present upon arrival.

Pre-purchased tickets will be held until 5 minutes prior to the program state time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale.

Homeschool Ed Program

Please fill in the quantity of registering students at the appropriate price and click REGISTER.

Fill in the following information completely to register the student for the Museum Science Education & Enrichment (MSEE) program for the 2019-2020 school year. 

The Student's information should be filled in as the Registrant. 

After completing this registration please make sure to download the "Medical and Video Release Form" on the main MSEE page and bring it with you fully completed on the first day of class.

*If you are a Member please sign-in with your existing log-in or register for our website. (Links for both are at the top right-hand side of this page.) You must sign-in in order to get your membership discount for additional students. Then complete this online registration form. 

Planetarium Shows

Adult/College Education

Family Public Programs

Special Programs

Lunch & Learn


IQuest is a monthly program for middle school students grades 6-8. While each IQuest is different you can always expect challenging projects and games that inspire out-of-the-box solutions to real world problems.

Admission $5 – Kids Only!
Reservations required, admission includes slice of pizza and a drink