Students with ‘A’ in science statewide receive free admission

July 2nd, 2014

A for ScienceGAINESVILLE, 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 may present 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 “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs” exhibit open through Sept. 1, or a value admission for both exhibits.

“The ‘A for Science’ program directly supports our emphasis on youth education,” said Darcie MacMahon, who oversees the Florida Museum’s Exhibits and Public Programs Division. “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.

“Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs” is the world’s largest traveling exhibit on the history, biology and evolution of dogs, and uses the familiarity and love of these four-legged friends to explore science and biological concepts. Through multi-media displays, artifacts, photo murals and dioramas, this family-friendly exhibit explores what makes the human-dog relationship unique.

Visitors may participate in interactive, hands-on activities like climbing into an avalanche scene to see what it’s like to be saved by a search-and-rescue dog. They can also guess what dogs are saying in a “howling area” and test their noses against a dog’s powerful sense of smell.

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: Lauren Flannery, llflannery@ufl.edu
Source: Darcie MacMahon, dmacmahon@flmnh.ufl.edu, 352-273-2053
Media Contact: Paul Ramey, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu, 352-273-2054