|National Museums for All program helps eligible families visit The Bishop for free|
|The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is proud to announce its participation in the Museums for All program, an initiative of the national Institute of Museum and Library Services that encourages eligible families to visit museums regularly at low-or-no cost and build lifelong museum-going habits. |
Through this program, people with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) or other EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards receive free general admission to visit The Bishop, including the natural history museum, special exhibitions, The Planetarium, and the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat. The Bishop’s participation in Museums for All is underwritten by several foundations that support the Museum’s education programs.
“Joining this program helps us to fulfill a vital part of our mission: Welcoming as many in our community as possible for discovery and learning,” said Brynne Anne Besio, CEO of The Bishop. “Thanks to generous foundations and donors, we have long been able to offer low-cost programming to widen access to our educational and entertaining exhibitions and programs. Now, through Museums for All and continued foundation support, we’re able to reach even more families throughout our community and be a resource for them — especially critical now, when they are so immersed in their children’s education.”
Museums for All is the only nationally coordinated financial accessibility program in the museum field and, since its launch in 2014/2015, it has served more than 2.5 million visitors nationwide at more than 500 museums.
|To participate in Museums for All at The Bishop, eligible families should:|
Visit www.BishopScience.org and click on the “buy tickets” button.Choose the date and time of your visit, ages and total number of guests, then click “Add to Order.”On the next page, go to the “Discount Code” section and enter “MUFA20.” This is the code that will give you 100 percent off your admission.When you arrive at The Bishop, simply present your EBT card and state-issued photo ID.For more information, visit https://BishopScience.org/museums-for-all.
(Please note that due to Covid-19, the maximum size for families/groups is 10 guests per visit; all guests older than age 2 are required to wear masks; the Mosaic Backyard Universe remains temporarily closed.)
|As the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature (formerly South Florida Museum) offers fun and engaging exhibitions and programs that interpret the scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world and our universe. In addition to permanent exhibitions, The Bishop features a constantly changing lineup of special exhibitions — offering something new to discover with each visit — and Pathways, a custom, interactive app that offers guests specially curated tours of the Museum.|
The Bishop includes an all-digital Planetarium — the only one of its kind on Florida’s Gulf Coast — the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, where we help rehabilitate sick or injured manatees for their return to the wild, and the Mosaic Backyard Universe, built especially for young children and their families.
Please note that due to COVID-19, the Mosaic Backyard Universe remains temporarily closed.
Our Mission: To engage and inspire learners of all ages; we protect, interpret and communicate scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and our universe.
Visit www.BishopScience.org for hours, info and admission details or call 941-746-4131.