Museum Grand Opening

POWELL HALL OPENS: NEW EXHIBITION AND EDUCATION BRANCH OF FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY INAUGURATED ON UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA CAMPUS

On February 21st, 1997 Powell Hall, the Museum's new Exhibition and Education Facility, was dedicated. In attendance were the Powell Brothers of West Palm Beach, Florida, University of Florida President and Mrs. John Lombardi, the Board of Regents, the local legislative delegation and numerous other supporters of the Florida Museum of Natural History. The first exhibition featuring Dinosaur Families, The Story of Egg Mountain runs from January 25th through April 27th. The new building is located in the southwestern comer of the UF campus, at 34th Street and Hull Road, accessible from Interstate 75 via the Archer Road exit. The phone number is (352) 846-2967. The museum's research and collection facilities continue to reside in Dickinson Hall near the center of the UF campus on Museum Road at Newell Drive.