May 25-Sept. 2, 2024

$7 adults | $6.50 Fla. residents, seniors & non-UF college students | $4.50 ages 3-17 | $3 for Electronic Benefit Transfer recipient cardholders | FREE for ages 0-2, UF students and 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 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 second themed installment, Incredible Insects, encounter insect specimens and fossils, a live bug zoo, and an immersive multimedia experience. With an estimated 5.5 million species, insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet. Learn how these extremely valuable creatures impact our lives and culture, from the food we eat to the plants around us. Engage one on one with Florida Museum and University of Florida entomologists in the working lab and learn about all they do! Visitors will have opportunities to encounter live bugs from Florida and learn all about the insects that live among us. Relax in the library nook with games and books or see how you measure up against record-holding bugs. Live programming, touchable objects and interactive technology offer engaging experiences for all ages.

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Science Up Close: Incredible Insects was produced in collaboration with the University of Florida’s Entomology and Nematology Department and is sponsored in part by UF Student Government and the Florida Division of Arts and Culture.