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 traveling exhibitions as well as special exhibitions created by our own Museum curators. Past exhibitions have included: A New Moon Rises, 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!
Coming to the East Gallery
February 9 – March 17
How four unique animals made their way to the Sunshine State.
For 63 million years, South America was an island. Its isolation gave rise to many animals found nowhere else in the world. When the Isthmus of Panama connected the Americas 3 million years ago, some animals were able to expand their range northward. “Finding Florida” explores how manatees, terror birds, giant sloths and armadillos migrated to Florida, and the challenges they faced along the way. The exhibition invites visitors to imagine traveling as one of these animals, discovering what it takes to Find Florida.
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!