Titanoboa: Monster Snake Public Opening
Florida Museum - 3215 Hull Road, SW 34th Street and Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611 GET DIRECTIONS
Florida Museum of Natural History scientists recently discovered 60-million-year-old remains of the largest snake in the world, Titanoboa cerrejonensis, in a Colombian coal mine. Measuring 48 feet long and weighing 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile! The new exhibition Titanoboa: Monster Snake tells the incredible story of this massive creature.
Join the Museum for a "fun for all ages" celebration of Titanoboa: Monster Snake. While the exhibit has an admission fee, the opening day activities are free and an exciting first stop on a journey to learn more about paleontology!
Front of the Museum, Outside
|10 a.m.-3 p.m.||Titanoboa: Monster Puzzle|
|10 a.m.-3 p.m.||Enjoy lunch from Gator Dining's first food truck, La Lola Loca!|
|10 a.m.-1 p.m.||Visit the Alachua County Library District’s Bookmobile and check out your favorite reptile books|
|10 a.m.-3 p.m.||Meet non-profit groups as well as departments from the Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida|
|10 a.m.-3 p.m.||Family-friendly Activities|
|10:30 a.m.- |
|Showing of Titanoboa: Monster Snake following a panel discussion by the team behind the discovery|
|12:30-1 p.m.||"Discovering the Lost World of Titanoboa," |
with Jonathan Bloch, Ph.D., Florida Museum of Natural History
|1-1:30 p.m.||"How big was Titanoboa, and Why Did It Get So Big?" |
with Jason Head, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
|1:30-2 p.m.||"Dyrosaurid Crocodiles: The Other Giants of Cerrejon," |
with Alex Hastings, Georgia Southern University
|2-2:30 p.m.||"Cerrejon Plant Fossils and the Origin of Rainforests," |
with Fabiany Herrera, Florida Museum of Natural History
|3-4 p.m.||Showing of Titanoboa: Monster Snake|
For more information, call 352-273-2062.