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It’s easy to identify an alligator here in Florida, but do you want to learn about snakes, lizards, frogs and other reptiles and amphibians you’re likely to discover? Learn about museum collections with one of our scientists and then take an easy hike in park with us! The highly diverse preserve is a great habitat for observing quite a few reptiles and amphibians common in our area.

Todays event

  • Theme: Herpetology
  • Price: $12 per adult/child pair, includes park entrance fee. $6 per additional person.
  • Audience: Best suited for children in grades K-6.
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
  • Instructors: Maggie M. Hantak, Florida Museum postdoctoral researcher, and Daniel J. Paluh, Ph.D. candidate in the Blackburn Lab

Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be implemented for the program.


Make sure to sign up soon as there are limited spots available! Pre-payment is required for these off-site events.

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About this program

This socially distant, personalized tour of the park is ideal for homeschool or learning pod groups. Your ticket includes the day’s park pass so feel free to stay after our program ends to explore the park further, have a picnic lunch or enjoy nature!

Want to know more about the typical schedule or what to expect on these nature walks? Explore more about this program:

Museum in the Parks


Name: Alberto Lopez Torres, Florida Museum

Email: alopez@floridamuseum.ufl.edu


Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

100 Savannah Blvd
Micanopy, FL 32667

Phone: 352-545-6000

Website: View Venue Website

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