By Mercedes Leguizamon | Photo courtesy of Kristen Grace
If you have ever wanted the opportunity to view some of the most treasured objects in the state’s official natural history museum, Sept. 23 is your chance.
“Rare, Beautiful & Fascinating: 100 Years at Florida Museum,” a free exhibit opening this Saturday, celebrates the Florida Museum of Natural History’s 100th anniversary and features objects that reveal many stories about things from human health to prehistoric life. This exhibit includes a mobile experience with an audio tour and scavenger hunt, and museum visitors will be able to participate in special activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on opening day.
Some interesting things to look out for at this exhibit include a 26-foot-long juvenile male humpback whale skeleton and hands-on stations that will allow visitors to examine 3-D printed replicas and museum artifacts. The exhibit will run through Jan. 7, 2018.
For more information on the event, head to www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/rare-beautiful-fascinating-open or call 352-846-2000.