|The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature’s November programs take you to space, the sea and everything in-between! Please share these upcoming events with your audiences.|
|Nov. 6: Astronomy Viewing Opportunity at The Bishop|
|Guests can experience the fun of backyard astronomy during our evening Astronomy Viewing Opportunity in November!|
During this opportunity in The Bishop’s North Plaza, guests can use telescopes to view Mars as well as Jupiter and Saturn, which are nearing their Great Conjunction in December.
Staff and guests will be required to wear masks and follow social distancing measures.
Where: The Bishop Museum of Science and NatureWhen: Friday, Nov. 6 (Rain date: Saturday, Nov. 7)Three Start Times: To stay within social distancing guidelines, reservations are limited and we will have three start times: 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.Cost: $5 for members of The Bishop’s Discovery Society; $8 for all others.
Registration for 7 p.m. viewingRegistration for 8 p.m. viewingRegistration for 9 p.m. viewing
|Nov. 11: think + drink / science: “Manatees and Mermaids”|
|During think + drink / science, the day’s expert begins the evening with a presentation then we open the floor for discussion.|
Join us on Zoom as we host Dr. James “Buddy” Powell, Executive Director of Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, who has spent 40 years studying and conserving manatees for “Manatees and Mermaids: A Perspective from 40 Years in the Field Studying Florida’s Beloved Marine Mammal” as part of our Manatee Awareness Monthcelebration.
He’ll share myths and legends surrounding manatees, current threats to their survival, and a brief history of manatee research and conservation, along with some of his field experiences with manatees in several countries. This think + drink / science program is part of our Manatee Awareness Month activities!
Where: On ZoomWhen: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11Cost: $3 for members of the Discovery Society; $5 for all othersRegistration
think + drink/science is sponsored by WUSF, a corporate partner of The Bishop.
See more Manatee Awareness Month activities coming up at The Bishop
|Nov. 14 & 28: KidSpace|
|We unleash the awesome power of astronomy during KidSpace, where kids can become scientific masters of the universe! |
Join us as we take off from the Earth’s surface and fly to places humans have never been: the Sun, planets, other moons in our solar system, newly discovered solar systems in our galaxy and beyond.
KidSpace is designed for grades 1-5 and their grown-ups, but everyone is welcome!
Where: On ZoomWhen: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 and 28Cost: FreeNovember 14 registrationNovember 28 registration
|Nov. 14: IQuest: “Food for Thought”|
|IQuest is a monthly program for smart, curious middle school students in grades 6 through 8 that includes challenging projects and games that inspire out-of-the-box thinking.|
During November’s program, “Food for Thought,” we’ll explore what’s in a meal — has it always been what it is today? Kids will discover how human diets have changed over time and what it took to get food “on the table” in the past.
Where: At The BishopWhen: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14Cost: $8. Kids only — this is a drop-off program! (Includes pizza and a drink.)Registration
Please note: Attendees must pre-register by 11am Saturday, November 14. Participants will adhere to social distancing measures during all activities and class size is limited to 10 children. Masks are required for all staff and students, and all students will be temperature-screened upon arrival.
|Nov. 25: Stelliferous|
|The stars are the stars during this live guided tour of the upcoming month’s skies with a staff astronomer, who will talk about where our stars, planets and constellations are headed. We’ll also share the most current events in the world of astronomy and open the floor for an always-fun question and answer session. Stelliferous is great for curious adults and inquisitive kids alike.|
Where: On ZoomWhen: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25Cost: $3 for members of the Discovery Society; $5 for all othersRegistration
Stelliferous is sponsored by the Herald-Tribune, a corporate partner of The Bishop.
|Water’s Extreme Journey: At The Bishop Through January 3|
|The Bishop is continuing its year-long celebration of Our Blue Planet with its current special exhibition: the Wyland-inspired Water’s Extreme Journey.|
This special exhibition transforms visitors into raindrops and sends them through a maze depicted as our watershed — a journey that takes them through mountains, streams, wetlands and even their own backyards — all while trying to steer clear of pollution and ultimately reach a healthy ocean. The exhibition, which includes sections in Spanish, is in the Museum’s East Gallery.
This a-mazing experience engages visitors through play, scientific inquiry, art and action, illuminating human impacts great and small while teaching how to contribute to healthy, safe water in their community and beyond.
“The maze is a fun way to illustrate the science of water and our stewardship of it. Where does pollution come from? How do we contribute? These are especially important questions in a community so close to the water’s edge,” said Matthew D. Woodside, the Museum’s Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions.
Visiting Water’s Extreme Journey is included in the price of admission.More Info
|Public health and safety, and that of our staff and volunteers, is our first priority and it’s important to us that our guests feel safe and comfortable as they enjoy your time with us. Please visit our website to learn more about the changes we’ve implemented — from requiring masks to a new one-way route through the Museum: https://bishopscience.org/welcome-back/. Museum hours: 10am to 4pm Wednesday through Saturday with entry times at 10-11am, 11am-noon, noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm (last entry at 3pm) | Noon to 5pm on Sunday with entry times at noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm and 3-4pm (last entry at 4pm) | Closed on Monday and Tuesday Admission: Adults 18-64: $20 | Seniors (65+): $19 | Youth (12-17) and College Students (with ID): $16 | Children (5-11): $12 | Children 4 and younger admitted free with paying adult.|
|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.
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.