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The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Located on downtown Bradenton’s waterfront, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is the largest natural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature offers engaging exhibits as well as educational programs which interpret the scientific and cultural

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The Nature of Science Large Group Outreach Program


Exploration Description

The Bishop now offers station-based outreach programs! These work well to accommodate large groups as participants rotate through a series of hands-on explorations.

If you can’t make it to the Museum, or you want to extend your students’ learning with a pre- or post-field trip program, our Outreach Programs are a great way to bring the Museum’s resources directly to your group!

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Exploration Detail

Exploration type: In-School Exploration
Subject: Science
Grade Levels 3-5, K-2
Available dates:

Tuesday through Friday throughout the year, must book at least one month in advance

Available times:

Anytime, including after-school programs.

Space / technical requirements:

Our Large Group Outreach Program works best in a large space, like a school gym or cafeteria, where up to 100 students can gather and move between 5 stations. At least 4 tables and 3 volunteers must be provided by the participant location.


This is available anywhere, including in your school! There is a travel fee if your location is over 10 miles away from The Bishop.

Fees / Ticketing:

$500 for first hour, $250 per additional consecutive hour

Up to 4 hours per visit

Travel fee: 0-10 miles: $0 / 10-25 miles: $25 / 25-50 miles: $50

Standards & Benchmarks



Is transportation needed for this exploration?: No
Is financial assistance offered?: Yes
If Yes, is transportation included in the cost or is it an additional cost and what is the amount?:

Transportation fees are included in the cost of the program that would be covered by financial assistance.

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes


  • Casey shows a child a Pacific abalone shell