Saving sea cows

Manatee Habitat at Bishop Museum Will Reopen This Month

The renovated Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature will reopen at the end of the month with two manatees.

06/04/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Fast Track

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature Names New CEO

Spencer will succeed longtime CEO Brynne Anne Besio, who announced her retirement in January.

04/08/2021 By Staff

Exploration

Here's What's New at the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Looking for some adventure and a cool science lesson? Visit the Bishop's many new programs and exhibits.

03/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Bishop Museum Names New Development Director

Allison Nash was previously associate director of the State College of Florida Foundation.

02/08/2021 By Staff

Retirement

Longtime Bishop Museum CEO to Retire

Brynne Anne Besio has served as The Bishop's CEO for 13 years; she will retire on April 1, 2021.

01/13/2021 By Staff

Sky time

Look for the Rare 'Christmas Star' in the Night Sky on Monday, Dec. 21

The planets Jupiter and Saturn will appear the closest they've been since 1623.

12/16/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Aug. 20-26

Concerts both live and virtual, the Suffragist Project finale and more.

08/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Top Events

What to Do This Week in Sarasota: July 2-8

Fireworks on the Lake, Choral Artists present “American Fanfare,” The Planetarium at Bishop reopens, and more.

07/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Coronavirus

Mote, Bishop Museum Announce Reopening Dates

Mote will open June 5 and the Bishop Museum will open June 3, both with new public health guidelines in effect.

05/28/2020 By Staff

Stargaze

Celebrate National Astronomy Day with The Bishop Museum

Learn all about the night sky with these free virtual lectures on Saturday, May 2.

04/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Moonstruck

Catch a Glimpse of the Full Pink Super Moon Tonight

The largest full moon of the year will rise tonight. It symbolizes renewal and rebirth.

04/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Closures

Historic Spanish Point, Bishop Museum to Temporarily Close

The museums join the ranks of other area organizations in trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

03/17/2020 By Megan McDonald

Sneak Preview

Florida Artists Hall of Fame Photographer Clyde Butcher Opens New Myakka Exhibit at the Bishop Museum

Butcher also will join a panel of judges for Sarasota Magazine's Earth Day Photo Contest.

02/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

A whole new world

The Bishop's New 'Backyard Universe' Opens Oct. 1

The new space is intended to offer a fun, hands-on experience that encourages children to interact with science.

09/26/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Not a fossil

The Bishop Museum Stays Busy All Summer Long

The museum may be in the middle of a huge $15 million expansion, but there's plenty of reasons to visit in the meantime.

06/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

New Name

South Florida Museum Renamed

The Bradenton museum is now The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature.

04/11/2019 By Staff

RIP Snooty

Snooty's Death Was a "Preventable Accident," South Florida Museum Says

Museum CEO Brynne Anne Besio apologizes for his death.

08/31/2017 By Megan McDonald

Snooty

Remembering Snooty

The life and times of Bradenton’s beloved manatee.

08/25/2017 By Craig Pittman

From the Editor

Our Snooty, Ourselves

Remembering the South Florida Museum's beloved manatee.

08/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

Gone But Not Forgotten

The Fight for a Snooty Statue in Downtown Bradenton

In the wake of Snooty the manatee's tragic drowning, one local man wants to immortalize the famous sea cow in downtown Bradenton. He has the signatures, but will they be enough?

07/27/2017 By Rick Morgan