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South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium

201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-8635
+1 941-746-4131
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Planetarium guy rocks!

This place is great. The planetarium programs are amazing. See Snooty, the oldest manatee in... read more

Reviewed today
Eufaula, Alabama
via mobile
Excellent Museum for Children and Adults

The initial attraction is always Snooty the Manatee, who was recently joined by three from the Sea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Palmetto, Florida
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-8635
+1 941-746-4131
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is great. The planetarium programs are amazing. See Snooty, the oldest manatee in captivity, eat lettuce. Florida is taken through all prehistoric eras.

Thank knox78
Reviewed 2 days ago

The initial attraction is always Snooty the Manatee, who was recently joined by three from the Sea! Then of course there is an area of Space Exploration concentration, Pottery, Ancient Medical Equipment, and the wonderful Planetarium! Great place to go. Free Admission.

Thank dazzlingdivineje2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have visited this museum here in Bradenton many times, always bringing my grandchildren. As many times that we have been there, they are always anxious to go back. The museum exhibits about the history of Manatee County are extremely well done. Then of course...More

Thank janella22
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love this place. I loved going on field trips there in elementary school. I loved going to laser light shows. I loved to bring all the children there. Now I can just go and stroll around for hours immersing in the Florida history.

Thank Deby B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting and fun. Love the planatarium and the Manatee pool.great family outing. Coupons available for free admission

Thank Willingham2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to spend a few hours. We love the programs offered, great classes for kids and families and Stelliferous Live is one of our favorite night time family outings.

Thank tracybp2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were blown away by the planetarium part of it, they showed movies that were so interesting. Then go see Snooty the manatee. I just couldn't believe how fascinating this place was. A definite must see.

1  Thank beejust53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of the Museum is meeting the 69 year old manatee and watching him get fed. And the fact they have a Planetarium on site is amazing. Be sure and take the time to see several of the shows. The displays are great and...More

Thank Boisenb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful... My 81 year old mother and a six year old child were both blown away. The lifelike exhibits and displays were amazing. The depictions of indian life versus current day were outstanding. The manatee exhibit with Snooty in her pool was amazing. I would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum in a week day when it is not busy. We had a great educational experience with our children. The aquarium and planetarium are wonderful. The teachers and educators are terrific. The front desk or admission woman appears to have severe difficulties...More

Thank ErnestandPat
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Are there restaurant on site?
16 May 2017|
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Response from sher6215 | Reviewed this property |
No. There are no restaurants onsite, but many good ones within an easy walk (3-4 blocks). Pier 22 and o'Bricks are two of my favorites. Enjoy!
Should you have a guided tour if there is a large group?
16 May 2017|
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Response from bludvl69 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. So much to see and a lot of educational stuff.
How much are the tickets to all 3
12 April 2016|
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Response from Mostgirlicious | Reviewed this property |
We each paid $20 (2 adults).