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Step back in time 290 million years when distinctive creatures dominated life on land and sea, and learn about the greatest extinction the world has ever seen inside Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs!

Featuring special guest speaker Peter Brannen, award-winning science journalist and author of “The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions.”  Brannen’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Wired and The Guardian among other publications. “The Ends of the World” was selected as a part of The New York Times Editors’ Choice 2017 and Forbes Top 10 Best Environment, Climate and Conservation Book of 2017.

Reception Info

  • 6:30 p.m.-Doors open to Individual, Dual, Household and Supporting Members
  • 6:45 p.m.-Presentation by Peter Brannen
  • 7:30 p.m.-Book signing and exploration of the exhibit
    “The Ends of the World” will be for sale in the Museum’s Gift Shop. Members receive 10% off the book.

Desserts and refreshments will be served.

VIP Reception

  • 5:30 p.m.-Private VIP reception for Curators Society and Corporate Members

This event is for Museum members only!

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RSVP is required! Email RSVP@flmnh.ufl.edu by Thursday, Sept. 20!

Due to the exceptional popularity of member receptions, we are not able to accommodate any guests who are not members of the Florida Museum.

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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

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