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How can slow and steady win the race? Does bigger always mean better? Survival of the Slowest takes a look at animals that are slow, small or weak and how they use these traits to survive and thrive!

Members are invited to get an up-close look at wildlife like a live sloth, hedgehog, iguana and more. Meet animals that have survived for millions of years despite being very slow, and learn about the puzzling sides of evolution and adaptation. Discover the difference between warm- and cold-blooded, discover why some animals need less food and see the unique ways they hide from predators.


  • 6:30 p.m. – Doors open
  • 6:45 p.m. – Speaker details coming soon
  • 7:15 p.m. – Exhibit exploration

Desserts and refreshments will be served.

This event is for Museum members only!

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RSVP is required! Email by Tuesday, Sept. 15!

Due to the exceptional popularity of member receptions, we are not able to accommodate any guests who are not members of the Florida Museum.

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With gratitude to our Corporate Members for their generous sponsorship:

If as a result of a disability you need a special accommodation, please contact the membership office at or 352-273-2047 (TDD 711) at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Name: Kara Schwartz, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2047



Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000


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