The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. featuring The Planetarium, the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, the Mosaic Backyard Universe and a constantly changing lineup of temporary exhibitions — offering something new to discover with each visit!
The Bishop interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. Highlights include fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest animal inhabitants, the Montague Tallant collection of prehistoric and early post-contact archeological artifacts, and the Environmental Hall focusing on Florida’s ecology and biodiversity in the Pine Uplands and Riverine Galleries Operating hours vary seasonally. Conveniently located in Downtown Bradenton, just a few blocks from Old Main Street.