|From science to the stars and from nature to manatees, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature can help you share the joy of discovery with gifts that will bring the wow to the holiday season, along with specially themed programs. Gifts that Keep on Giving|
If you love visiting The Bishop — and using your reciprocal benefits to visit other museums and aquariums — then share the joy by giving a gift of membership to the Museum’s Discovery Society! Members of the Discovery Society can visit The Bishop for free all year long and receive discounts on purchases in the Museum Store, as well as invitations to special events.
|Membership purchased (or renewed) before December 31, 2020, will include two extra months of membership benefits! Purchase online www.BishopScience.org/join and use code EOY2020 at checkout. Simply mark that the membership is a gift as you checkout. |
Our Museum Store also has plenty of unique gift items for all ages and interests.
Manatees? No problem.
In fact, our plush manatee wearing a hoodie is one of our best sellers!
|Astronomy? We’ll take you to the moon and beyond…|
with National Geographic’s Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, telescopes, and more!
|Science? We’ll help put discovery in your hands…|
with KidzLabs science kits — perfect for kids fascinated with science, technology, and engineering!
|Stop by the Museum Store during our regular hours — no need to pay admission to visit the store. Just walk right in!|
|Holiday Week Hours at The Bishop|
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is usually closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. But we know that families are looking for things to do together during the holidays so we will be open on Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29.
The Bishop’s holiday hours are:Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28-Thursday Dec. 31Closed Jan. 1, 2021Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 2, 2021Open noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 3, 2021
We will feature shows in The Planetarium every day. Check our website www.BishopScience.org for the most up-to-date show schedule.
We will resume our normal hours beginning Monday, Jan. 4, 2021:
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.
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 their time with us. Please visit our website to learn more about our safety measures — from requiring masks to the one-way route through the Museum: https://bishopscience.org/welcome-back/.
|Host Your Safe Celebration at The Bishop|
Need a safe space for a special event? The Bishop has outdoor spaces where you can be together with enough space to allow for social distancing. Contact FacilityRentals@BishopScience.org or call 941.746.4131, ext. 119, for all the details.
|The Night Sky in the Ancient World|
The stars are the stars during our monthly live, guided tour of the night skies, Stelliferous. This month Planetarium Manager Howard Hochhalter and BishopCurator Tiffany Birakis are teaming up for a special program that will explore how different cultures around the ancient world ascribed meaning to the movement of the stars and planets, including the Star of Bethlehem.
This Zoom program will include opportunities for Q&A.
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 23Where: On ZoomCost: $3 for members of the Discovery Society; $5 for all othersRegistration:http://26965.blackbaudhosting.com/26965/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=a9afa049-8b72-4f09-a455-c458cbf1f20b
Stelliferous is sponsored by the Herald-Tribune, a corporate partner of The Bishop.
During our December IQuest program, “Celebrations,” we’ll be exploring the way people in other cultures commemorate this time of year, changes in seasons, and the coming of a new year. IQuest is our monthly program for smart, curious middle school students in grades 6 through 8. While each program is different, there are always challenging projects and games that inspire out-of-the-box thinking.
When: 4 p.m. Dec. 12Where: In person at The BishopCost: $8. (This is a kids-only drop off program. Registration includes a slice of pizza and a drink.)Registration:https://26965.blackbaudhosting.com/26965/IQuest—Celebrations
Please note: Attendees must pre-register before 11am on the day of the program. We are adhering to social distancing measures during all activities and the class size is limited to 10 children. Masks are required for all staff and students, and all students will be temperature-screened upon arrival.
|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.
|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 a paying adult.|
Free Admission for Discovery Society Members | Florida Teachers and Active Duty military (with ID) | Museums for All participantsThanks to Our Corporate Partners: