Special Temporary Exhibitions
The Museum offers gallery spaces with a constantly changing lineup of temporary exhibitions, providing our visitors with something new to see and experience with each visit!
On the first floor of the Museum, the East Gallery features engaging and travelling exhibitions and exhibitions created by our Museum curators. Past exhibitions have included: Dinosaur Discoveries, National Geographic’s “50 Greatest Photographs,” The Mysteries of the Mayan Medallion, Clyde Butcher’s Cuba, South Florida Museum at 65: A Window to the World, and more!
Things Come Apart: Open Saturday, May 26 through Sunday, August 19, 2018
A quarter-inch-thick smartphone can be used as a watch, a camera, a theater, a map and even a mobile bank. Things Come Apart, a traveling exhibition circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and featuring the works of creative photographer and tinkerer Todd McLellan, looks inside the evolutions of the smartphone and dozens of other everyday technologies. Through more than 40 captivating photographs, videos and objects encased in acrylic, “Things Come Apart” displays the complex parts that have spurred revolutions in product design and functionality across multiple industries and the staying power of classic designs, from the ever-changing navigational systems to the evergreen bicycle.
On the second floor of the Museum, behind the Riverine and Pine Uplands Galleries, the Rincon Gallery features small exhibits dedicated to adding more to our visitors’ understanding of Florida and the world around us. Past exhibitions have included: A Walk in the Park: Exploring Manatee’s Preserves Photography by Grant Jefferies, On the Rivers of Florida: Lynne Buchanan’s Photographic Meditations, Changing Waters: The Human Impact on Florida’s Aquatic Systems, and more!
Currently on Exhibit:
Diary of a Hammerhead through Sunday, June 3, 2018
As apex predators, sharks play an important role in our ocean waters. Learn about sharks and their importance to our marine ecosystems. Also find out what you can do to help protect sharks in the wild. Now on exhibit through June 3, 2018 and included with General Admission tickets.