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South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium

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Wonderful teacher led planetarium shows, manatees fun too

Tip - look online and/or in local hotels or tourist spots for a $1 off coupon. We had a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen L
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Tampa, Florida
Great Place For Any Age

Whether you want to go through the museum and learn about “old Florida” or visit the Planaterium... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula D
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Bradenton, FL
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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
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+1 941-746-4131
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tip - look online and/or in local hotels or tourist spots for a $1 off coupon. We had a great day at the South Florida Museum. For me, the Planetarium shows were the best part, particularly the ones that were described as "live." Howard, the...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you want to go through the museum and learn about “old Florida” or visit the Planaterium to learn about the stars; it’s a great “go to” place. Interesting lectures throughout the summer for kids and adults.

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here during their family free day. The planetarium show was everything to be expected. Their displays were wonderful and the children enjoyed seeing the manatees.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit that while it was on our list of possibilities when visiting Bradenton/Anna Maria Island, we probably would not have gone to the museum if it had not been raining at the beaches. When we finished at the museum we were so glad...More

Thank GregInTitusville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for summer learning day and the 2 7th graders I had with me ended up really enjoying themselves. They really enjoyed the example of an old pioneer cabin as well as the timeline of different events that happened throughout the world and how...More

Thank Teri F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see and learn about Florida history and wildlife. My kids love the Megladon teeth. The planetarium is a must do.

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the museum today, and surprisingly spend a good 2 hours there. We did see a show at the planetarium but didnt see any aquarium shows. We will go back another time when we plan it better so we can see more shows. The...More

Thank Benannie
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Excellent staff, changing exhibits, planetarium is fun. My son volunteers there, they are good people.

Thank dave c
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

A beautiful museum with geology, paleontology, archeology, astronomy, and MANATEES! Really though, for the size (and the price), this museum is legit!

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We always visit the Museum and Planetarium whenever we holiday in Florida. We love to see the rescued manatees that they are looking after before they are released. The Planetarium is brilliant and so informative. Make time in your schedule for a visit.

Thank Sandie1950
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