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, March 29
"Stone Crabbing in Florida" with Jeff Gipson, Life Support Systems Specialist 
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Wednesday, April 5
“The Social Art of Quilting: Fabric, Friendship & Family” with Tiffany Birakis & Sara Blackwelder, Museum Curatorial & Collections Staff
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Wednesday, April 12
“Camouflage – How Marine Animals Hide in Plain Sight!” with Marilyn Margold, Director of Living Collections
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Wednesday, April 19
“Where Are They? An Exploration of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Why We Haven't Found It” with Jeff Rodgers, Provost and Chief Operating Officer
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Wednesday, April 26
“Not Cute, Not Fuzzy: Amazing Animals You Might Not Have Noticed” with Tish Sacks, Education Manager
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Wednesday, May 3 
"Cephalopods: Mighty Mollusks" with Tyne Hopkins, Manatee Care Specialist
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Wednesday, May 10
“Collections Oddities & Rarities: From Weird to Wonderful” with Matthew Woodside, Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator
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Wednesday, May 17
“Black Holes and the Stars That Lead to Them” with Howard Hochhalter, Planetarium Manager
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Wednesday, May 24
“Ocean Frontiers – Discoveries of the Deep Ocean” with Ashley Girt, Pathways Manager
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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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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, 
Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.