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May 25 – Sept. 2, 2024

This dynamic exhibition series, Science Up Close, showcases research and collections from the Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida 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 ages 0-2, UF students and Museum members.

logoIncredible Insects

In the second themed installment, Incredible Insects, encounter larger-than-life critters, a live bug zoo, and a multimedia educational experience. With an estimated 5.5 million species, insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet. Learn how these extremely valuable creatures impact our lives and culture, from the food we eat to the plants around us. Engage one-on-one with entomologists in the working lab and learn about all they do! Visitors will have opportunities to interact with live bugs from Florida, view a busy ant colony at work and learn all about the insects that live among us. Relax in the library nook with games and books or see how you measure up against world-record-holding bugs. Live programming, touchable objects and interactive technology offer engaging experiences for all ages.

This exhibit was produced in collaboration with UF’s Entomology and Nematology Department and is sponsored in part by UF Student Government and Florida Division of Arts and Culture.

Exhibit On Display: May 25 – Sept. 2, 2024


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: View Venue Website

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