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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Enroll your children today in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Amazing Migrations” Playful Escape, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

Registration is available online at or by phone at 352-273-2061.

“Playful Escapes is a fun, educational and informal day at the museum,” said Florida Museum education assistant Tiffany Ireland. “Children will learn about the migratory patterns of different birds, fish and sharks that migrate through Florida.”

Students in grades K-5 may observe the Earth’s magnetic field using compasses and learn how it plays a significant role in animal migrations. Students will also participate in outdoor activities designed to teach them about mapping, topography and ways to observe the Earth’s surface from a bird’s-eye view.

Students should dress for the outdoor weather and bring a sack lunch if enrolled in the full-day session. Pre-registration is required for morning, afternoon or all-day sessions.

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Source: Tiffany Ireland, 352-273-2061,
Writer: Alyssa Wang
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054,