Fla. Museum offers behind-the-scenes look at exhibits, collections

May 24th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is offering two summer public programs, “Exhibit Exploration” and “Behind the Scenes,” to give visitors a more in-depth look at the museum’s inner workings, collections and exhibits. Both programs are free and open to the public.

“Exhibit Exploration” will be held from 1 – 2 p.m. on June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9. Visitors will tour some of the Florida Museum’s permanent exhibits, speak with staff and learn some of the fascinating stories behind the development, fabrication and interpretation of the museum’s galleries.

“Behind the Scenes” will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on June 16, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4 and Aug. 18. Visitors will interact with Florida Museum research and exhibit staff members while viewing collections normally not on display. Guests also will learn about development and fabrication of the museum’s permanent exhibits.

Both programs will begin in the museum’s central gallery in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza.

Media Contact: Paul Ramey, (352) 846-2000, pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Kristin Ede