Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs

Feb. 15 – Sept. 1, 2014

“Wolf to Woof” is the world’s largest exhibition on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. This family-friendly exhibit reveals the fascinating history of dogs, their connection with wolves and what makes them man’s best friend. Four themed areas feature artifacts, multimedia displays, photo murals and dioramas on wild canines and modern dog breeds. Explore interactive hands-on components such as a “howling area” and “guess what dogs are saying” activity, or go nose-to-nose against a dog’s great sense of smell. Learn how dogs have secured a special place in human society as an incredibly diverse and versatile species, serving as hunters, herders, guards and companions.

Admission is $7 for adults
$6 for Fla. residents, seniors 62+ and college students
$4.50 for ages 3-17
Free for UF students with valid Gator 1 card,  members and children 2 and under

Surfing Florida: A Photographic History and Surf Science: Waves and Wildlife

Aug. 31, 2013 – Jan. 20, 2014

Surf’s up! The Florida Museum celebrates the state’s famous coastal waters with the exhibit Surfing Florida. Developed by Florida Atlantic University, the exhibit features photographs and interpretive graphics on the state’s surfing history. The Florida Museum extends the story with surfboard collections, stories from the University of Florida Surf Team and a display showing how surfboards are made.

There’s much more to surfing than surfers! Explore the science of waves and animals of the surf and beach. Surf Science mixes Florida Museum and UF research with specimens and interactive experiences. Learn more about the Florida Museum’s famed International Shark Attack File and shark research programs, discover animals that surf, examine different types of Florida sand and view specimens from the Museum’s fish, mammal and marine invertebrate collections.

Admission is $4 for adults
$3.50 for Fla. residents, seniors 62+ and college students
$3 for ages 3-17
Free for UF students with valid Gator 1 card,  members and children 2 and under

Titanoboa: Monster Snake

Jan. 26 – Aug. 11, 2013

Florida Museum of Natural History scientists recently 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 could crush and devour a crocodile. The new exhibition Titanoboa: Monster Snaketells the incredible story of this massive creature.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Florida Museum, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. It is circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Admission is $6 for adults
$5 for Fla. residents, seniors 62+ and college students
$4.50 for ages 3-17
Free for members and children 2 and under.