Lunch & Learn

Sure, you could take lunch at your desk or have a sandwich at home.
But why not feed your brain as well as your belly? 


Each Wednesday from 12:15- 1 p.m., we'll feature a talk by our staff focusing on a different aspect of the world or things going on in the Museum. Bring a bag lunch or stop by a downtown restaurant and bring your takeout meal with you!

Lunch & Learn Details:

  • Cost: $3 - Please check-in at the Museum's front desk upon arrival. (Museum admission is not included with your program ticket. Museum Members are admitted to the Museum FREE; Non-members may purchase admission tickets at time of check-in.)
  • Refreshments: Please bring your own snacks or bag lunch. Food and refreshments will not be provided or sold at the Museum.
  • Tickets: Paid reservations required; please purchase tickets online using the links below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113.
  • Seating: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive promptly. 


Upcoming Lunch & Learn Events:

Wednesday, May 31
“Fish Super Senses and Talents” with Brittany Serafin, Assistant Curator of Living Collections
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Wednesday, June 7
“Curation in the Digital Age: Museums Go 3D” with Matthew Woodside, Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator
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Wednesday, June 14
“The Day We Discovered the Universe” with Howard Hochhalter, Planetarium Manager
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Wednesday, June 21
"Before Man was Man, We Had a Best Friend: Domestication of the Modern Dog and its Long Term Influences" with Madelaine Verbeek, Museum Educator
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Wednesday, June 28
“Marine Relationships: It’s Not You, It’s Me” with Jeff Gipson, Life Support Systems Specialist
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Wednesday, July 5
“Preserving Memories: Photographs of the Past and How Can Preserve Our Memories of Today” with Sara Blackwelder, Exhibits and Collections Specialist
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Wednesday, July 12
“Everything Under the Sun: Solar Astronomy” with Howard Hochhalter, Planetarium Manager
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Wednesday, July 19
“Florida History: A Journey Through Time” with Rob Moran, Museum Educator
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Wednesday, July 26
“Chilled or Just Chillin'? When to Make the Call for a Manatee in Distress” with Tara Whitcomb, Manatee Care Specialist
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Wednesday, August 2
“Carnivorous Plants: An Omnivore of  a Different Color” with Tish Sacks, Director of Education
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Wednesday, August 9
“Paleontology of the Badlands: Updates from the Field” with Jeff Rodgers, Provost and COO
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Wednesday, August 16
“Ridiculous Anatomy - Extremes and Oddities of the Animal World” with Madelaine Verbeek, Museum Educator
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Wednesday, August 23
“A Brief History of Computers” with Terri Halbach, IT Project Manager
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Wednesday, August 30
“Sit Down: A Short History of the Chair” with Matthew Woodside, Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator
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Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.