As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Florida Museum is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. More Info

The Florida Museum is now CLOSED to the public and will remain closed until further notice based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

This step is needed to help safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and the community.

We are closely monitoring updates about the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and will continue to prioritize the safety of our community and employees as we make decisions based on the latest information.

The Museum will announce any additional cancellations, closures and updates on our website and social media channels.

Affected Museum events:

  • April 2Science on Tap: Reptiles – POSTPONED to undetermined date
  • April 3Rocklands Red Beer Launch – POSTPONED to undetermined date
  • April 3-5Spring Plant Sale – POSTPONED to undetermined date
  • April 5Museum For Me – CANCELED
  • April 7Florida Springs Film Series: “Lost Springs” – RESCHEDULED to Sept. 14
  • April 16Fieldwork Fails: Live Storytelling – RESCHEDULED to Sept. 24
  • April 18Earth Day – GOING VIRTUAL on April 22
  • April 19Picture Perfect Photography Workshop – POSTPONED to undetermined date
  • April 19Tot Trot – CANCELED
  • April 20Tot Trot – CANCELED
  • April 21SciArt: Bookmaking and Papermaking – POSTPONED to undetermined date
  • April 21SciArt Meetup: Women Scientific Illustrators – POSTPONED to undetermined date
  • April 26National Geographic Live – CANCELED
  • April 27Homeschool Day: Butterfly Rainforest – CANCELED
  • May 3Ask a Scientist: Hot Topics – CANCELED
  • May 11Members Annual Meeting – CANCELED

View the full events calendar

Looking ahead

Our staff is actively monitoring recommendations from the CDC, local health officials and the University of Florida. We are committed to maintaining a safe environment for our visitors, members, employees and supporters.

Thank you for your support of the Florida Museum and our community.


CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Florida Health Department: COVID-19
University of Florida: COVID-19 Updates