My last post was about the fabulous cowboy and ranching exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. But I couldn’t exclude the rest of the museum, so I wanted to tell you a bit more about the displays. I’ve been to this museum quite a few times in the past. They have terrific displays that are really kid-friendly, yet well-liked by adults. There are vast collections of information about Florida’s native people and animals. We couldn’t get enough of the cave and their other exhibits with interactive sound and lighting. They have this really cool one where the crabs are robotic and “dance” around too. I didn’t make the Butterfly Rainforest: Where Science Takes Flight! exhibit though, which was disappointing, because I could spend hours there. You are more than likely going to have an up-close encounter with a butterfly there so bring your camera!

A partial list of their exhibits includes:

Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & Land

Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife

South Florida People & Environments

Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas | Nov. 13, 2010 – Nov. 2013