Now Open through Jan. 2, 2023

$7 adults | $6.50 Fla. residents, seniors & non-UF college students | $4.50 ages 3-17 | FREE for ages 0-2, UF students & Museum members

Science Up Close, a dynamic exhibition series, showcases the Florida Museum of Natural History’s research and collections in a whole new way. Take a unique look behind the scenes, interact with scientists while they work and explore some of the Museum’s coolest specimens to discover why they are relevant for people today.

In the first themed installment, Fantastic Fossils, come face-to-face with giant dinosaur skeletons, beautiful botanical fossils and ancient microscopic life. Engage one-on-one with researchers and watch them prepare real fossil specimens from the field. See hundreds of unusual fossils from Florida and around the world. Live programming, streaming from the field, touchable objects and interactive technology offer engaging experiences for all ages. Learn more about the process of paleontology and uncover the secrets of past life on Earth! Ticket sales and exhibit entrance close at 4:30 p.m.


Science Up Close: Fantastic Fossils is sponsored in part by the University of Florida Student Government and Florida Division of Arts and Culture. Original versions of the photos used in the featured image are by Eva Kröcher and MCDinosaurhunter, used under CC BY.