Local author Robert Krupp shares science fun for the whole family May 4 at the South Florida Museum. The event includes hands-on science stations, planetarium shows, and story time.
South Florida Museum
Monday, April 29, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Explore the woven wonders of the Magnificent Maya at the South Florida Museum. Family night starts at 4 p.m.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The classic musical, 'Easter Parade', with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland is showing March 22 at the South Florida Museum. Seating is limited, reservations are recommended.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Bishop Planetarium at the South Florida Museum can showcase places not normally seen by the human eye, from the depths of space to the interior of our cells.
It isn't everyday that people can say that they took a journey through space, but residents in Bradenton can experience just that. At the Bishop Planetarium inside the South Florida Museum, guests can journey through and learn about the stars and skies above. While the planetarium may be well known for foucsing on the celestial, different programs can also showcase other scientific marvels, such as the interior of a living cell. The planetarium has shows seven days a week. For a complete schedule, check theplanetarium's website.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
It was a crappy day at the office for reporters this week covering the arrival of manatees at the South Florida Museum.
How did a few cameramen and women's Thursday go? Pretty crappy. Earlier this week, Bradenton Patch brought you the arrival of two manatees being rehabilitated at the South Florida Museum, but it there was a part of the story we left out until now. If you're easily grossed out, stop now, but given the headline, you know what you are in for. One of the manatees, Longo, was a little nervous during the ride from Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo and had defecated in his harness blanket, which you would expect animals to do. This wasn't an issue until Longo was ready to be placed in a holding tank at the South Florida Museum. With several Bradenton and Tampa-area media outlets on hand, the TV crews and newspapers wanted an up-close look of Longo being …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Longo and Cheeno will receive care and hang out with Snooty at the museum for the next year.
Two young manatees are on their way to recovery after arriving at the South Florida Museum on Thursday afternoon. Longo and Cheeno, both males, joined the world's oldest known manatee in captivity, Snooty, in the museum's tank after a trip from the Lowry Park Zoo. The two calves sufferred from cold stress, essentially a type of frost bite, and are underweight as a result. Long was rescued off of Longboat Key in January 2012, weighs 675 pounds, while Cheeno was rescued in the Caloosahatchee River in February 2012, and weighs 465 pounds. “We like manatees to be about 800 pounds at release, and if they are going to be tagged, they need to be big enough for the belt we put at the base of the tail to fit well,” said Marilyn Margold, the …
Investigate Florida fossils at the South Florida Museum during family night. Special 1/2 price admission is available Saturday after 4 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Both manatees are fitted with GPS tags so biologists can monitor their movements and track them closely. The public can follow the movements of Charlie and Epac, as well.
Two juvenile Manatees that have been going through rehabilitation at the South Florida Museum have been released into warm waters where other Manatees gather. Both of the Manatees were tagged and will be monitored to make sure they are surviving well in the wild. Charlie, released Monday morning, Feb. 4, at Homosassa Springs, was rescued in November of 2010 as a young calf with his mother, who had been hit by a boat. His mother did not survive and Charlie was bottle fed and taught to eat whole food at the Miami Seaquarium’s manatee hospital. Epac, who was rescued in January of 2011 from Matlacha Pass near Cape Coral suffering from cold stress, was released on Jan. 23 at Apollo Beach in the warm waters near the TECO power plant. Both …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Not only is touching allowed, but the first 500 children to visit Friday's exhibit will get to take meteorite dust home with them.
Ever go to a museum and just itch to touch one of the exhibits? Well tonight's your chance to touch a piece of history — and the opportunity comes free of charge. The South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium is opening an exhibit that is 4.5 billion years in the making. From from 5 p.m.to 9 p.m. the museum will be open for free and visitors will be allowed to touch, feel and experience the oldest object they will ever likely encounter, a fragment of the Campo del Cielo meteorite dubbed “FeNi” based on its composition of mostly Iron and Nickel. The Campo del Cielo is composed of 92.6% iron, 6.7% nickel, 0.43% cobalt and 0.25% phosphorus, with traces of gallium, germanium and iridium. Sometime around 2500 B.C., a large meteoroid blazed …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Vinology: The Science of Wine offers great pairings of food and wine. The museum just needs to pair volunteers with donors.
Do you appreciate the educational programs at South Florida Museum? Do you like some of the opportunities to discover something new? Here's your chance to contribute to those programs without having to open your wallet. The South Florida Museum is looking for volunteers to help with one of it's major annual fundraisers, "Vinology: The Science of Wine." Volunteers will help patrons with directions and questions throughout the event. They will also keep an eye on the museum's galleries making sure they stay clean throughout the event. Volunteers will also help break down at the end of the event. Vinology features wine pairings with bites from some of Bradenton's best restaurants. The event also featureswine education seminars and a cooking …