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Join the Florida Museum in celebration of renowned naturalist Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday! This FREE event features a talk by best-selling author Andrea Wulf and a special performance by the Gainesville Master Chorale.

Enjoy the sounds of the Gainesville Master Chorale as they set the stage for your voyage of adventure and discovery with the author. Wulf’s beautifully illustrated presentation will bring the extraordinary figure of Alexander von Humboldt to life and reveal his incredible contributions to our understanding of the world today.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Tickets are NOT required.


  • 7-7:45 p.m. – “This Finely Woven Earth” performance by Gainesville Master Chorale under direction of Will Kesling
  • 7:45-8 p.m. – Intermission (concessions available)
  • 8-9 p.m. – Presentation by Andrea Wulf followed by Q&A and book signing
    “The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World”  and “The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt” are available for purchase at the Florida Museum gift shop. Members receive a 10% discount.
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©Header image courtesy of Andrea Wulf

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


Name: Kara Schwartz, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2047

Email: rsvp@flmnh.ufl.edu


UF Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

3201 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-392-1900

Website: View Venue Website

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