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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the Museum and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival! Explore the culture of Latin America while learning how to dance Salsa and Bachata and discover the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx naturalists and scientists at our 11th annual Viva Museum!

Come and take part in a FREE Salsa and Bachata lesson at 2 and 3 p.m. and discover the history of these dances, courtesy of Gator Salsa Club. No registration required!

See what research is happening in Central and South America, one of the most biodiverse and culture-rich regions in the world! Talk to scientists and naturalists from the community who have worked with Latin American biodiversity and learn more about Hispanic heritage.

This is a bilingual, family event. Este es un evento bilingüe y familiar.

Free Film Screenings:

As part of the Gainesville Latino Film Festival, the Museum will host free after-hour film screenings in September! Join us on September 15 at 6 p.m. for “In The Heights” and on September 22 at 6 p.m. for “Qué culpa tiene el tomate…”

The Museum’s permanent exhibits, except the Discovery Zone and the Butterfly Rainforest, will be open to the public for extended hours until 8:30 p.m and the Collectors Shop will be open until 6 p.m. during both screenings.

Gainesville Latino Film Festival


Name: Janelle A. Peña-Jiménez, Florida Museum

Email: janelle.pena@floridamuseum.ufl.edu


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: View Venue Website

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