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In 2017, the Florida Museum marked its 100th anniversary as the state’s official natural history museum. Join us before the last day and explore the key role museum collections play in telling the story of life on Earth.

Rare, Beautiful & Fascinating: Leaves Jan. 7, 2018

From rare, ancient treasures to cutting-edge technologies, the exhibit showcases the Museum’s 17 collections and research initiatives that address topics from extinction to biodiversity. Visitors may interact with scientists working in the lab from a different collection each week, explore the institution’s rich history and learn how the Museum has affected the lives of students, volunteers, employees and donors.

Objects from the Museum’s 40 million specimens also reveal the stories of everything from coral reefs to human health to prehistoric life. Discover ways science has changed over time, and how the Florida Museum remains committed to addressing future critical world issues, including biodiversity, climate change, invasive species and more.

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Join us every week as we reveal more of the objects from this upcoming exhibit on our exhibit site! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest for a preview of the most remarkable objects in our collections.

Rare, Beautiful & Fascinating: 100 Years @FloridaMuseum was created by the Florida Museum of Natural History and made possible with financial support from Jon & Beverly Thompson and the 1923 Fund.


Name: Chelsea Collison, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2062

Email: ccollison@flmnh.ufl.edu


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

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