Upcoming Exhibits

Find out which exhibits will be coming to the Museum soon!  

Frogs! A Chorus of Colors
Jan. 28-Sept. 4, 2017

Frogs Exhibit- LogoWelcome to the colorful world of anurans—commonly known as frogs and toads. This interactive exhibition features fascinating living frogs, each adapted ingeniously for survival in locations around the world. Experience some of the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing and remarkably adaptable life forms on earth. For people who have never thought of frogs as beautiful, this exhibit may change minds. Search for hidden frogs, activate calls and perform a virtual dissection in this hands-on, minds-on adventure allowing visitors to discover the important role frogs play--including potentially foretelling the future health of the environment.

Frogs! A Chorus of Colors was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland and sponsored in part with contributions from the 150th Anniversary Cultural Plaza Endowment and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Discovery Zone
Opens July 17, 2017

Discovery Zone logo smallerExplore, observe, study, pretend and play! This new permanent exhibit designed for children 8 and under will have opportunities for the whole family to discover and learn together. It includes an area for infants and toddlers, as well as a vast array of touchable objects. See a fully articulated human skeleton and replica T. rex skull, view items under microscopes and enter a forest habitat. With engaging interactive activities and media resources, the exhibit is sure to foster a sense of wonder in every child about our world.

The Discovery Zone was made possible by the generous support of Museum donors and is sponsored in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Division of Historical Resources and Alachua County Board of County Commissioners through the Tourist Development Tax.  

Rare, Beautiful & Fascinating: 100 Years @Florida Museum
Sept. 23, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018

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In 2017, the Florida Museum marks its 100th anniversary as the state’s official natural history museum. This celebratory exhibition explores the key role museum collections play in telling the story of life on Earth. From rare, ancient treasures to cutting-edge technologies, the exhibit showcases the Museum’s 21 collections and research initiatives that address topics from extinction to biodiversity. Visitors may interact with scientists working in the prep 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.

Rare, Beautiful & Fascinating: 100 Years @FloridaMuseum was created by the Florida Museum of Natural History and made possible with financial support from Jon and Beverly Thompson, the University of Florida Office of the Provost, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the 1923 Fund.