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.

Volunteers • Sep 24, 2020

The reception that wasn’t…

When the world closed down in mid-March, not only did we have to close the Museum doors to the public,…

Florida Archaeology & Bioarchaeology • Sep 21, 2020

Identify Your Florida Projectile Point!

Some of the most common artifacts found in Florida are stone tools such as arrow points and spear points, which…

Andrei Sourakov | Lepidoptera Collections Coordinator • Sep 17, 2020

Caterpillars – more than meets the eye

Absolem, the grumpy caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland (in Burton’s recent film adaptation), derived his name from the Hebrew for…

Wonder & Grow • Sep 7, 2020

Wonder & Grow with Books Pt 2

“I believe the best way to begin reconnecting humanity’s heart, mind, and soul to nature is for us to share…

Exhibits • Sep 3, 2020

The owls have it!

With everything going on in the world and here at the Museum, there hasn’t been a whole lot of time…

Andrei Sourakov | Lepidoptera Collections Coordinator • Aug 20, 2020

LepCamp Goes Virtual

This year, I felt conflicted about offering the LepCamp program. The summer camp program I started 5 years ago at…

Rent the Museum • Aug 13, 2020

Business Events at the Florida Museum

Events at the Florida Museum can be more than just weddings and parties! Many University of Florida departments host events…

Wonder & Grow • Aug 7, 2020

Teaching & Learning: Virtual Camps Pt 2

Ah, the last day of camp! Seems a little anticlimactic without all the tears, exchanging of parent’s phone numbers, and feet…

Florida Museum Blog • Aug 2, 2020

Our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

The Florida Museum of Natural History is excited to announce we are OPEN to the general public! The Florida Museum’s…

Andrei Sourakov | Lepidoptera Collections Coordinator • Jul 21, 2020

Battle for Moths: Frogs vs. Geckos

Here in Florida, all of us, with vertebra or without, are aliens, although most are not of the first generation…