Family Night - Family Reading Festival
Saturday, September 05, 2015 3:00 PM
National Fossil Day!
Saturday, October 03, 2015 3:00 PM
The South Florida Museum is proud to partner with local and state agencies, organizations and clubs to promte the exploration, education and protection of our ancient past. Guests will meet real paleontologists and geologists who work everyday to uncover the secrets fossils reveal about our Earth and the live that once dwelled on our rocky planet.
- Event Features:
- Junior Paleontologist Badge Program presented by the Desoto National Memorial Park Rangers
- Outdoors Fossil dig for kids! Sponsored by Mosaic
- Fossil Exhibitions from the Florida Museum of Natural History, Florida Paleontological Society, Florida Fossil Hunters, the Southwest Florida Fossil Society and many others
- Speakers + Workshops
- Special Screening of Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure at 4:15 pm in the Bishop Planetarium
Family Night - Night at the Museum!
Saturday, December 05, 2015 3:00 PM
On one special night in December something happens at the museum… history comes alive! Come watch as the exhibits come to life and then meet the many people across time who we have helped shaped our state's amazing history. Meet the ancient Paleoindians who arrived in Florida some 12,000 years ago, Tocobaga and Timucuan fishermen who greeted the Spanish Conquistadors in 1539 and the early American pioneers who settled here in the 19th century. Learn from actors portraying the life of collectors Montague Tallant and William Clendenin about the discovery and care of precious artifacts and specimens. With costumed actors and interactive games history has never felt more alive!
- 4:00- 7:00pm The Exhibits Come To Life...
- 3:15 Perfect Little Planet
- 4:30 Passport to the Universe
- 5:00 Character Parade
- 6:00 Manatee Presentation
- 7:00 Live Star Talk
- 7:30 Space Park 360
Please note: Family Night at the Museum programs may vary due to other special events and Museum programs. When planning your next visit, please be sure to check this web page to view the upcoming scheduled events and Family Night themes.