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Upcoming Events

Music on the Porch

2nd & 4th Saturdays, 2PM - 4PM

FMM has partnered with the Cortez Cultural Center to host this FREE music event (location depends on weather). Bring your own chair to enjoy this jam session, starting at 2 pm until 4 pm on the second and fourth Saturday each month.
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Hands-On Habits 

Saturday, April 29 (10AM-12PM)

"Hands-On Habits" will feature students from Rowlett Academies teaching the basics of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® to participating families through fun, interactive activities. This engaging event is open to the public, and registration is not required. 

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Soar in 4 at the Bishop Museum

1st Wednesday of every month, 5:30PM - 7PM*

*Note: The Soar in 4 regularly scheduled for May 3rd will take place April 26th to support Suncoast Remake Learning Days. 


Soar in 4 is a FREE literacy event open to all Manatee County students and their families held at the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. FMM hosts a booth that hands out take-home activities to help families facilitate hands-on learning at home. 

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Museum Calendar

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2023 Holiday & Museum Closures

Tuesday, January 3 - New Year's Day Observance

Tuesday, January 17 - MLK Day Observance

Thursday, January 26 - Closed in the morning to assist our sister site with a field trip- Will reopen at 1pm! 

Tuesday, February 14 - Closed due to Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival*

      *Will be open Sunday, February 19 instead

Tuesday, February 21 - President's Day Observance

Friday and Saturday, April 7 & 8- Good Friday & Easter Observance

Tuesday, April 18- Closing at noon for a museum consortium- Will be open 9am-12pm!

Tuesday, May 30 - Memorial Day Observance

Tuesday, June 20 - Juneteenth Observance

Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day

Tuesday, September 5 - Labor Day Observance

Friday and Saturday, November 10 & 11 - Veterans Day Observance 

Thursday, November 23 through 27 - Thanksgiving Observance 

Saturday, December 23 through Tuesday, January 2, 2024 - Christmas and New Year's Observance

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