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South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium

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Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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On a Cold or Rainy Day

Today, the weather was quite cool so we decided to visit the Museum. We thought we'd spend an hour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
912shawnb
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Bradenton, Florida
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This is a must see while visiting Bradenton. This museum really opens your eyes. The whole family... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
brad d
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Indian River, Michigan
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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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 5 days ago via mobile

Today, the weather was quite cool so we decided to visit the Museum. We thought we'd spend an hour or two but we easily spent three hours here and could've stayed longer! The museum itself is interesting with a full skeleton of a mastodon, a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 912shawnb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must see while visiting Bradenton. This museum really opens your eyes. The whole family will enjoy this place.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank brad d
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a day with nothing to do, so I thought I would stop in and check it out. Sure glad I did. I had a great time. The museum was first class, but I had the most fun in the plantatarium. The shows were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vernon L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not an aquarium. There is a Manatee rescue tank but that's the only water in the place. Disappointed, feeling ripped off and will certainly not reccomend this to people with children wanting to go to an aquarium.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little museum. 19.00 for adult. Get to see museum, manatee aquarium, and planetarium. Something here for everyone I think.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chadyoung1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit- lots of different things to see and do. The staff was friendly, and the building was clean and well laid out. Don't miss the aquarium!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff and always updating exhibits. Educational in so many areas. The museum and grounds shows pride by the staff.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the bomb dot com. Everything, everyone and everybody must come and visit this place everyday.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mobydog1973
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I did not get to visit the planetarium. I have to justify my review. I grew up going on school field trips to the Museum of Natural History IN NYC. In my review I am comparing this Museum to the one in NY. I guess...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank H6987IRwilliamk
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

So happy to have this three in one museum in our downtown literally 2 blocks from the Riverhouse Retreat! Money well spent for a morning or afternoon of Florida history and local flavor!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michele S
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TULLFAN
9 November 2018|
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Response from SouthFLMuseum | Property representative |
There is parking directly in front of the Museum. A new parking garage, across the street from the Museum, will be opening in April.
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carolwhite92
9 December 2017|
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Response from carolwhite92 | Reviewed this property |
Yes that's the one.
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