Interested in science? Maybe your kid is fascinated with outer space, astronauts, astrology, stars, planets, and weather. If any of this resonates with you, we have a must-visit spot that you should include on your upcoming vacation itinerary. Even if you are not a huge fan of astrology, science, and nature, your mind will be captured with interesting facts, mind-blowing stories, and cool exhibitions at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature.
Events at the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
If you head here for the holiday season, make sure you include the Gentle Yoga with Manatees at 11 am on Sundays. Not only can you see the incredible marine life in its natural habitat, but you can stretch, feel good about yourself, and start your day in a healthy way.
Plus, there is another holiday event that is a must-do during your time here. Come to the museum on December 15th to take part in a free telescoping event, where you can look through the lens and see far-away galaxies, stars, and constellations.
We also recommend getting tickets and making time for the Big Astronomy, People, Places, and Discoveries event at the end of November (Wednesday, the 29th) to expand your knowledge about astronomy.
Lastly, don’t forget about the Bishop Discovery Club on the second Saturday of every month, giving your kids a chance to meet other kids, learn more about space, and chat with professional tour guides who can tell fascinating stories about the planets.
Are you looking for a beautiful destination to host your wedding? The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is a uniquely stunning venue to host your nuptials! There are multiple spaces available for rent, including their stunning South Courtyard, which is reminiscent of 1900s Spain, the Riverside Plaza, or even the out-of-this-world setting inside the Planetarium theater!
If you are just in the mood to visit here on your own time and walk around the informative exhibits, we recommend coming any day between Tuesday through Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm to make the most out of your time. The museum is closed on Mondays and holidays throughout the year.
Tickets cost just $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $19 for college students, $16 for children, and FREE for children aged 0 to 4 years old.
Take your time walking around this incredible museum, making sure you hit every single stop on your way. Begin with the Manatee Habitat, where you can learn more about these fascinating marine mammals, and then head to the breathtaking Planetarium. This exhibition is one of the most popular in the museum, featuring a starry ceiling, full-dome Planetarium, and dual projection system.
Lastly, check out the Mosaic Backyard Universe, including a Tree House, Cardboard Rocket, Mighty Oak tower, Science Shed, and ADA-accessible backyard.