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Bishop Museum Of Science And Nature
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visit Howard!

Beautifully maintained eclectic museum, with something for everyone. But the two must-sees are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon P
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Interesting Outing

My favorite part of the museum was watching and hearing about the recovering manatees from both the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum of science and nature is a must see attraction. the Planatarium alone is worth a visit, notto mentin the wonderful nature american history collection and the new backyard universe. There is nothing like this anywhere in SW Florida.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank DeclanS
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

I went here with friends. It right next door to the Hampton Inn where I was staying. We started with the live show at the planetarium. The person giving the show was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He answered many questions. The technology was much more sophisticated than when I last visited a planetarium. We stayed for the next presentation, which was not done live, but interesting. We then walked through the museum that focused on Florida. We finished with the manatees. There were four of them and we learned about them from the live show and the exhibits. This was an interesting museum with a diverse selection of things to see and do.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Alone with an overview of the history and animals found in FL is an outstanding new children’s center (only 2 months old) complete with treehouse, hands on-exhibits and a personal staff member trained to accompany the children. We go here regularly while in FL just to see the Planetarium shows and listen to Howard, the most amazing, brilliant, and entertaining narrator who explains the solar system, stars, and our planet’s place in the galaxy. We followed one woman out who said, “I’ve never felt so small,” because after Howard explains the entire skies, we humans are indeed tiny. Currently on view in the planetarium for the holidays is an amazing show called Let it Snow—a festive visual feast for the eyes and ears of all that’s wonderful about the holiday season in sounds and graphics. Then too, there’s the twice a day show in the manatee habitat arena explaining their life cycles while watching two manatees feed, swim, and rise to the surface to breathe. There’s also a current exhibit on mythological creatures that many will find informative and colorfully displayed. Close to the waterfront, visitors can break for lunch and re-enter the museum on their tickets and parking is close and free! What a gem in Bradenton!

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

Everything from prehistoric displays, aquariums housing manatees and an observatory. Group tours and catered events can be arranged. Very well kept with friendly and knowledgeable associates.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank nlb2440
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Reviewed November 21, 2019

interesting museum

we had a docent, who took us around to see the exhibits, manatees were not available at that time

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SPLS1117S
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