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April 2, 2022-Jan. 2, 2023

This dynamic exhibition series, Science Up Close, showcases the Florida Museum of Natural History’s research and collections in a whole new way. Take a unique look behind the scenes, interact with scientists while they work and explore some of the Museum’s coolest specimens and objects to discover why they are relevant for people today.

$7 adults | $6.50 Fla. residents, seniors & non-UF college students | $4.50 ages 3-17 | FREE for UF students & Museum members.

science up close: fantastic fossils logoFantastic Fossils

In the first themed installment, Fantastic Fossils, come face-to-face with giant dinosaur skeletons, beautiful botanical fossils and ancient microscopic life. Engage one-on-one with researchers and watch them prepare real specimens from the field. See hundreds of unusual fossils from Florida and around the world. Live programming, touchable objects and interactive technology offer engaging experiences for all ages. Learn more about the process of paleontology and uncover the secrets of past life on Earth!

Exhibit On Display: April 2, 2022-Jan. 2, 2023


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

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