Students with ‘A’ in science statewide receive free admission

July 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is continuing its popular “A for Science” free admission program for K-12 students statewide.

Students who receive an “A” or “E” grade in a science can provide their most recent report card at the front desk and receive a free admission with the purchase of a paid regular price adult admission.

The offer is valid for the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, the “Titanoboa: Monster Snake” exhibit open through Aug. 11, or a value admission for both exhibits. Beginning Aug. 31, the offer is valid for the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, the new “Surfing Florida: A Photographic History” and “Surf Science: Waves and Wildlife” exhibits, or a value admission to the Rainforest and surfing exhibits.

“The ‘A for Science’ program directly supports our emphasis on youth education,” said Jaret Daniels, Florida Museum assistant director of exhibits and public programs. “It encourages them to take a strong interest in the sciences by rewarding stellar academic achievement.”

The Butterfly Rainforest is a 6,400-square-foot, lush, tropical garden with hundreds of living butterflies from around the world, including 60 to 80 different species at any given time.

“Titanoboa: Monster Snake” tells the incredible story of how Florida Museum researchers 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 was about as long as a school bus. Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa, fossils from the site and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction and implications of this enormous reptile.

Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. This offer has no cash value and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

For more information about this promotion or other museum events, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu or call 352-846-2000.

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Writer: Francis Diaz, fdiaz@flmnh.ufl.edu
Source: Jaret Daniels, jdaniels@flmnh.ufl.edu, 352-273-2022
Media Contact: Paul Ramey, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu, 352-273-2054