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Our blogs highlight the work of our scientists and support team that catalogs and examines global biodiversity, from the origin of earth as we know it, through present day, and forward into future possibilities.

Rent the Museum • Mar 31, 2020

#frontstepsproject

Have you heard of the #frontstepsproject?   The current COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing social distancing restrictions has created a…

Exhibits • Mar 27, 2020

It’s time to lighten up!

Tickets purchased for our special exhibits provide much-needed funds to maintain our free exhibits. In several of our exhibits and…

Exhibits • Mar 20, 2020

The ‘Lost Birds’ flew away!

We’re sad to see our birds go! We were proud to host these large bronze sculptures for over a year…

Florida Museum Blog • Mar 19, 2020

Listen here! We (heart) science!

Like so many millions of people around the world, a good number of our Museum staff, scientists and student researchers…

Exhibits • Mar 18, 2020

All signs are looking up!

While most of our staff who can work at home are doing so, a few of our hardworking exhibits team…

Florida Museum Blog • Mar 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Florida Museum is now CLOSED to the public and will remain closed until further notice based on recommendations from…

Ceramic Technology Lab • Mar 12, 2020

Making Pottery from the Ground Up

A few weekends ago we traveled down to Ocala for the annual Silver-River Knap-In, an event highlighting the technology of…

Rent the Museum • Mar 4, 2020

Event-planning checklist

Are you in the process of planning a wedding or other special event, but you’re not sure what your next…

Ceramic Technology Lab • Mar 3, 2020

A Glow-up for Old Pottery Restorations

In 2018, we received a donation of several reconstructed vessels of rare types and assorted pottery sherds from Florida. Since…

Florida Program for Shark Research • Mar 1, 2020

Meet the Researchers: Tyler Bowling

Tyler Bowling is the manager for the Florida Program for Shark research and a Ph.D. student in UF zoology program.…

Happy Flippers Blog • Feb 28, 2020

Say “Thank you!”

The mission Create a low-production thank-you video for the end of 2019 to show our supporters that we appreciate them.…

Rent the Museum • Feb 28, 2020

Happy Leap Day!

Did you recently take the “leap” and get engaged? Congrats! You must be jumping for joy! If you’re searching for…

Exhibits • Feb 25, 2020

Biggest shark spa day

What do you do when one of the world’s biggest sharks needs a spa day? Everyone has heard about Megalodon,…

Florida Program for Shark Research • Feb 24, 2020

Meet the Researchers: Lei Yang

Lei Yang is a postdoctoral researcher with the Florida Program for Shark Research. 1. Where are you from? I was…