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

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

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

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

The Beast Within

Sensational Spirited Contenders Compete to Star as Sea Cow Snooty

In a quest to achieve lasting glory and fame, three contestants auditioned this week for the role of Snooty the Manatee.

07/18/2017 By Rick Morgan

Starry Night

Explore the Universe in the Bishop Planetarium at the South Florida Museum

You can have an "off Earth" experience.

07/06/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Dec. 22-28

“High Flying Holidays” with Sailor Circus, Community Chanukah Celebration, Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions and more.

12/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Sept. 1-7

Young Guns of Country; $6 Saturdays at Mote Aquarium; a Brews, Bands and Boots Festival at Snook Haven, and more.

09/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 11 Things to Do: June 2-8

Sarasota Music Festival opens, Mote’s World Oceans Day Family Festival, Savor Sarasota and lots, lots more.

06/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: March 31-April 6

The Sarasota Film Festival begins, Chris Botti plays the Van Wezel, the Bishop Planetarium screens Star Trek and more.

03/31/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Color and Light

The Science of Sunsets

Yes, ours are sensational. Here's why.

12/01/2015 By Hannah Wallace