This exhibit is now closed and will be reimagined as “Water Shapes Florida,” opening in 2024. 

The Florida Museum is closing “Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife” for renovations beginning Feb. 27 in preparation for the new “Water Shapes Florida” exhibit, opening in Spring 2024. Learn more about the renovation project.

Inaugurated in 2000, the “Northwest Florida” permanent exhibit has been a favorite among museum visitors for more than two decades. Its hammock forest and limestone cave offer an immersive and memorable experience of some of the state’s naturals habitats. Elements of the exhibit, including the iconic cave, will be a part of “Water Shapes Florida” and updated with new refurbishments.

Fond Goodbyes

Want to take a look back at this popular exhibit? Check out Saying goodbye to the Northwest Florida: Waterways and Wildlife exhibit.