Upcoming Exhibits

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

First Colony: Our Spanish Origins
Opens Oct. 17, 2015, through April 17, 2016

First Colony exhibit logo - smallLong before Jamestown, Spaniards, free and enslaved Africans and Native Americans crafted our country’s first enduring European settlement — St. Augustine, in 1565. Discover the first colony through archaeology, history and the stories of people who lived there in this hands-on, interactive exhibition. These first colonial immigrants created America’s original "melting pot" — a colorful, multicultural society that was new then, but might seem familiar today. 

See it now in St. Augustine or visit when the exhibit comes to Gainesville in October.

Our Changing Climate: Sea Level Rise
Opens Nov. 21

Changing Climate- Globe-SmallThe Earth’s seas are rising at an accelerated rate – largely in response to climate change. Learn about the science behind sea level rise and the special challenges Florida faces. Discover current UF research as well as steps being taken to help communities adapt for the future. This exhibition continues the Museum’s series exploring science and world issues.





Wicked Plants: The Exhibit
Opens May 14, 2016, through Jan. 15, 2017

Wicked Plants Exhibit- LogoStep into a realm where plants hold the power. Poisonous, carnivorous or just plain nasty, experience some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals – without the risk of intoxication, addiction, dismemberment or other danger. Featuring more than 100 plants and thrilling two- and three-dimensional interactives, this eerie environment educates and entertains audiences with information about some of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations.

Funded by the North Carolina Arboretum Society and the Creel-Harison Foundation.