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!
April 6 – July 15, 2019
National Geographic Photo Ark
Special Exhibition Will be a Powerful Testament to the Planet’s Biodiversity
On April 6, we’ll open a showcase of more than 50 of world-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore’s most compelling images.
These stunningly beautiful animal portraits, taken as part of Sartore’s multi-decade quest to draw attention to the plight of the world’s animal species and inspire their conservation through the National Geographic Photo Ark, are intimate and moving — designed to serve as an important record of each animal’s existence and a powerful testament to the importance of saving them.
Sartore’s work has taken him to zoos and sanctuaries all over the world to capture images of animals — work that has led to extraordinary portraits that have captured the imagination of people around the world. His works have even been projected on the Empire State Building and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
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!