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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.

Soar in 4 at the Bishop Museum

First Wednesday of every month (5:30PM - 7PM)

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. 

Christmas in Cortez

Saturday, December 9 (1PM - 4PM)

FREE family-friendly event with crafts, games, bounce houses, and a Santa meet-and-greet! Admission, parking, and ALL activities are free of charge. Food will be available for purchase on-site. 

Museum Closures

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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, September 8 - Employee Training- Opening LATE at 11am

Tuesday, September 19 - Closed all day for Florida Association of Museums conference

Wednesday, September 20 - Closed in the morning for FAM conference- OPEN 1-4pm

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

Thursday, November 23 through 27 - Thanksgiving Observance

Saturday, December 2 - Closed in preparation for Christmas event

Saturday, December 9 - Christmas in Cortez event- open ONLY during event hours of 1-4pm

Saturday, December 16 - Closed for event clean-up

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

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