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Surfing Florida: A Photographic History and Surf Science: Waves and Wildlife

Aug. 31, 2013 – Jan. 20, 2014

Surf’s up! The Florida Museum celebrates the state’s famous coastal waters with the exhibit Surfing Florida. Developed by Florida Atlantic University, the exhibit features photographs and interpretive graphics on the state’s surfing history. The Florida Museum extends the story with surfboard collections, stories from the University of Florida Surf Team and a display showing how surfboards are made.

There’s much more to surfing than surfers! Explore the science of waves and animals of the surf and beach. Surf Science mixes Florida Museum and UF research with specimens and interactive experiences. Learn more about the Florida Museum’s famed International Shark Attack File and shark research programs, discover animals that surf, examine different types of Florida sand and view specimens from the Museum’s fish, mammal and marine invertebrate collections.

Admission is $4 for adults
$3.50 for Fla. residents, seniors 62+ and college students
$3 for ages 3-17
Free for UF students with valid Gator 1 card,  members and children 2 and under