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Florida’s wildlife has more to offer than the gators in the water and the bugs in the air. Learn about museum collections with our mammalogists and then take an easy hike in park with us! This highly diverse state park has more than 400 vertebrate species, including mammals like horses, otters, deer, bobcats and more.

Today’s event

  • Theme: Mammals
  • Price: $14 per adult/child pair, includes park entrance fee. $7 per additional person
  • Audience: Best suited for children in grades K-6
  • Location: Meet at the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park visitor center
  • Instructor: Dr. Verity Mathis, Florida Museum Mammals Collection Manager and Aditi Jayarajan, Ph.D. student in the Florida Museum Mammals Collection

Masks are recommended for this event.


Registrations are FULL for this event!

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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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