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Join us for the opening of our new permanent exhibit! Enjoy live entertainment, take part in water workshops, grab a bite to eat from food trucks and visit the refurbished cave at this FREE family-friendly festival celebrating Water Shapes Florida!

Food Trucks: B’z Gelati, 12-4 p.m.

Schedule of Events:

water shapes florida on blue background and el agua moldea la florida on green background10 to 10:30 a.m.Water Shapes Florida Photo Challenge Award ceremony

10:30 a.m. to NoonExploring Wetlands with Mobile Photography workshop (Registration required, sign up here)

11 to 11:30 a.m. “State of Wonder” Performance by Danscompany of Gainesville

12 to 1 p.m.Jazz performance by Porch Swing

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.Water Wise Planting for Your Home Habitat workshop (Registration required, sign up here)

3 to 4 p.m. Jazz performance by Porch Swing

While event activities and Water Shapes Florida are free, there is an admission charge for the Butterfly Rainforest and Antarctic Dinosaurs exhibits.

Event Sponsors

Cox logo          fish and wildlife foundation of florida logo
For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Kara Schwartz kschwartz@flmnh.ufl.edu.

About Water Shapes Florida

Take a ride on a glass-bottom boat, walk through a hammock forest, explore the aquifer and more as you learn about our state’s most important natural resource in this interactive experience.

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Featured image courtesy of iStock/Xianghong Garrison


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

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