Florida Museum hosts free Creative B movie ‘The Dark Knight’

The Florida Museum is hosting a screening of “The Dark Knight,” released in 2008 and rated PG-13, at the museum on Friday, July 6, at 7 p.m. There will be an opening reception at 6 p.m. and visitors will have the chance to discuss the film with a panel of scientists, artists and special effects [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on July 2, 2018.

New Florida Museum showcase offers surreal look at the past

The Florida Museum’s latest showcase, “Wondrous Creatures: Where Science and Art Intersect,” is a unique experience presented in collaboration with local artist Ariel Bowman. Five sculptures of prehistoric animals displayed among 18th-century furniture offer guests a different look at life in the past while panels illustrate the process of turning a piece of clay into [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on June 3, 2018.

Safar-Reitz GatorNights, featuring Byron Pitts

Travel to the jungle this Friday with Safar-Reitz GatorNights!  Join us for a one-of-a-kind speaking engagement with the inspirational Co-Anchor of ABC’s Nightline and Author of Step Out On Nothing, Byron Pitts.  Byron will be speaking in the Rion Balloom from 8– 9:15 p.m.  Have a wild time competing with your friends in Giant Hungry [...]

Filed under Entertainment & Dining, Events on June 3, 2018.

Learn about palms in ‘Butterfly Rainforest’ through Aug. 31

Observe nearly two dozen species of palm plants and trees this summer in the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit at the Florida Museum. Daily butterfly releases are held at 2 p.m. with additional weekend releases at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting. UF students with a valid Gator 1 card receive free admission year-round. For more [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on May 29, 2018.

Roll the Dice GatorNights, featuring the film Game Night

Test your skills this Friday with Roll the Dice GatorNights!  Challenge your friends to a game of Human Foosball or Inflatable Twister, along with a variety of other giant games such as Dominos, Battleship or Chess.  Dance to the beats by DJ Magnum while playing musical chairs, or create a take-home craft made out of [...]

Filed under Entertainment & Dining, Events on May 29, 2018.

Florida Museum to host ‘Bats & Brew’ May 24

The Florida Museum invites guests for an evening of bat-inspired drinks and snacks to learn more about the only true flying mammal as part of the museum’s new exhibit. The program fee is $35 for non-members or $30 for members. Participants must be 21 years or older. Pre-registration is required and closes tonight, May 21. [...]

Filed under Entertainment & Dining, Events on May 21, 2018.

GatorNights 3000, featuring Pacific Rim: Uprising

Travel to the future this Friday with GatorNights 3000!  Don’t miss out on the action in the Auditorium, where we are showing Pacific Rim: Uprising at 8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.  Test your skills at the GloCade or add your style to the Glow Paint Station.  Grab a slice of pizza as we celebrate National [...]

Filed under Entertainment & Dining, Events on May 14, 2018.

Florida Museum to open new bat exhibit May 19

The Florida Museum of Natural History opens its newest featured exhibit, “Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats” May 19 with special activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can match bats with the foods they consume, learn about echolocation, visit a simulated bat nursery and discover the areas bats live worldwide. [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on May 14, 2018.

Check out ‘Ask a Scientist: Salamanders’ May 6 at the Florida Museum

Florida Museum visitors can find answers during an afternoon of discovery and learning on May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants for “Ask a Scientist: Salamanders” may talk one-on-one with salamander researchers and ask questions about these fascinating amphibians. For more information, visit or call 352-273-2062.

Filed under Academic, Events on April 30, 2018.

Florida Museum to host STEAM Wars May 4

The Florida Museum invites Star Wars fans for a fun event mixing cosplay and science on International Star Wars Day! STEAM Wars is a Star Wars-inspired event featuring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) disciplines on “May the Fourth.” For more information, visit or call 352-273-2055.

Filed under Academic, Events on April 30, 2018.