In 2017, the Florida Museum marks its 100th anniversary as the state’s official natural history museum. Join us for a celebration of our newest exhibit and explore the key role museum collections play in telling the story of life on Earth.

Enjoy this free, fun-for-all-ages event with hands-on activities and displays celebrating the opening of the Museum’s newest featured exhibit.

From rare, ancient treasures to cutting-edge technologies, the exhibit showcases the Museum’s 17 collections and research initiatives that address topics from extinction to biodiversity. Visitors may interact with scientists working in the lab from a different collection each week, explore the institution’s rich history and learn how the Museum has affected the lives of students, volunteers, employees and donors.

Objects from the Museum’s 40 million specimens also reveal the stories of everything from coral reefs to human health to prehistoric life. Discover ways science has changed over time, and how the Florida Museum remains committed to addressing future critical world issues, including biodiversity, climate change, invasive species and more.