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November 2018

School Holiday Camps 

November 19 - 20

Students enrolled in grades K-5 for the 2018-2019 school year are invited to enjoy school holiday camps at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Children will learn new and exciting information on birds on Nov. 19 and discover the real-life inspirations behind monsters like the cyclops, kraken and Godzilla on Nov. 20. Pre-registration is required. A full-day session is $50, or $45 for members, and registration closes Nov. 15. For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/kids/school-holiday or call 352-273-2061.

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November 30 @ 6:00 am - December 10 @ 5:00 pm

See how Alachua County middle school, high school and college students transform “waste” into creative works of art on Nov. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Florida Museum of Natural History will display winning entries from the 20th annual Trashformations through Monday, Dec. 10. The application deadline is Nov. 23 by 5 p.m. For more information or to complete the online application, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/trashformations or call 352-273-2061.

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December 2018

Ask a Scientist: International Shark Attack File

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Florida Museum of Natural History visitors can find answers during an afternoon of discovery and learning on Dec. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants for “Ask a Scientist: International Shark Attack File” may talk one-on-one with scientists from the Florida Program for Shark Research and learn the truth of maritime disasters like the USS Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/ask-a-scientist2 or call 352-273-2061.

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January 2019

Florida Museum 40th Collectors Day

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the Florida Museum of Natural History’s 40th Collectors Day on Jan. 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event attracts collectors from across the region. Enjoy a variety of personal collections and learn the history and context of these treasures. Discover how collecting isn’t just for scientists! For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/collectorsday or call 352-273-2061.

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February 2019

 Monster Dash 5K 

February 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Registration is now open for the Monster Dash 5K race on Feb. 2 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Florida Museum. Late or race-day registration is $30 or $25 for youth and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. Register early by Jan. 10, 2019, for discounts. For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/5k or call 352-273-2055.

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Discover Florida Museum volunteer opportunities

February 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Florida Museum of Natural History is holding an orientation for adults interested in learning more about volunteering Feb. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. The program is designed to help participants identify the best match for their interests and abilities. Volunteers serve as exhibit guides to school groups and other museum visitors or work in the collections and research departments. Pre-registration is required, and volunteers must be 18 years or older. For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/volunteers or call 352-273-2055.

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