Titanoboa: Monster Snake Public Opening

Florida Museum - 3215 Hull Road, SW 34th Street and Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611       GET DIRECTIONS

Titanoboa logo largeFlorida 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 Snake tells the incredible story of this massive creature.

Learn more about the exhibit

Join the Museum for a "fun for all ages" celebration of Titanoboa: Monster Snake. While the exhibit has an admission fee, the opening day activities are free and an exciting first stop on a journey to learn more about paleontology!


Front of the Museum, Outside

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Titanoboa: Monster Puzzle
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy lunch from Gator Dining's first food truck, La Lola Loca!
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit the Alachua County Library District’s Bookmobile and check out your favorite reptile books

Central Gallery

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet non-profit groups as well as departments from the Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Family-friendly Activities


10:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.
Showing of Titanoboa: Monster Snake following a panel discussion by the team behind the discovery
12:30-1 p.m. "Discovering the Lost World of Titanoboa,"
with Jonathan Bloch, Ph.D., Florida Museum of Natural History
1-1:30 p.m. "How big was Titanoboa, and Why Did It Get So Big?"
with Jason Head, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
1:30-2 p.m. "Dyrosaurid Crocodiles: The Other Giants of Cerrejon,"
with Alex Hastings, Georgia Southern University
2-2:30 p.m. "Cerrejon Plant Fossils and the Origin of Rainforests,"
with Fabiany Herrera, Florida Museum of Natural History
3-4 p.m. Showing of Titanoboa: Monster Snake


For more information, call 352-273-2062.

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