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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!

Exhibit On Display: Jan. 23-Sept. 12, 2021


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.

At this virtual member reception featured speaker Delivis ‘Del’ Niedzialek, animal keeper and Manager of Member Programs at Little Ray’s Nature Centre, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibit and share the survival secrets of select animals featured in the exhibition.

Attendees are invited to participate in a LIVE Q&A at the end of the evening.

Member Invitations

This event is for Museum members only.

All current members will receive an email invitation with virtual event details and login information. If you are a current member and don’t receive your invitation by Jan. 21, 2021, please email

Visit our membership page if you would like to become a member or need to renew your membership.

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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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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