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South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium

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Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Well worth a visit

I came to this Museum with friends for the first time yesterday. We saw three presentations in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarasota, Florida
Great for All ages

From the planetarium to movies to the manatees this place has it all. Some great talks in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bradenton, Florida
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As the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, the South Florida Museum offers engaging exhibits as well as educational programs that interpret the scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world and our...more
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201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-8635
+1 941-746-4131
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I came to this Museum with friends for the first time yesterday. We saw three presentations in the Planetarium lasting about 30 minutes each. I confess i know nothing about space, dark matter, stars and quantum physics but the visit was fascinating and the presenter...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the planetarium to movies to the manatees this place has it all. Some great talks in the planetarium have revealed some secrets of the universe to us. Highly recommend this place for a day or an evening while your are in Bradenton.

Thank puffy492003
Reviewed 1 week ago

This year we decided to "join" the museum. If you're going to visit more than a couple times in a year it's worth it. We sat through the show at the planetarium twice because the guy was so animated and interesting. I love the mixture...More

Thank PattyG12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is filled with wonderful displays of local history and also has an aquarium where injured manatees are cared for. The manatee program is very good and there is a hands on show (mostly for the kids) where small tidal creatures can be handled....More

Thank Grant F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with 6 yr and 3.5 yr old one. Think museum is a good balance of showing a litle bit of everything from woolly mammoth some dinosaurs skeleton (and why there are no Florida dinosaurs), to manatees, to a planetarium. It's a pretty good museum...More

Thank USABelgie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum and planetarium are designed to get us thinking beyond our land based life forms. Both succeed by clearly providing educational information with a window into the seas and the stars. The museum's marine life is less diverse and informative than MOTE Marine Lab...More

Thank Happy201501
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took 2 teens to what they expected to be a ‘boring’ museum... had to prise them away several hours later after they’d looked at the many exhibits, learnt about manatees and enjoyed a presentation in the planetarium. Highly recommended for a day out!

Thank lindsay822
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Planetariumy show was awesome. The docent was very good. Other exhibits were good. It is larger than it looks from the outside

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The place is ok, small rather primitive as museums go. the aquarium is small but informative. Unfortunately, Snootie, the main attraction has passed. It is expensive and there are better museums in Tampa, St Pete and Sarasota. Not worth the money or the time and...More

Thank 784williamew
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Took our 10 year old grandson who was captivated the entire time. Learned a lot and had fun too! Would recommend it to adults, and families of all ages.

Thank Jeffrey B
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