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Title: Florida Museum of Natural History information leaflets
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Title: Florida Museum of Natural History information leaflets
Series Title: Florida Museum of Natural History
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Florida Museum of Natural History
Publisher: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Publication Date: 2005
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Subject: University of Florida.   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076643
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida

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Dedicated to understanding, preserving and interpreting
biological diversity and cultural heritage...
Chartered by the Florida Legislature in 1917, the Florida Museum of Natural History
serves as the state's official natural history museum. With more than 21 million
specimens, it is the largest collections-based natural history museum in the Southeast,
with one of the nation's top 10 natural history collections.


Collections, Research & Education
While exploring the natural history of Florida and
the circum-Caribbean region, Museum scientists
make fantastic discoveries. From mammoths and
miniature horses in northern Florida, to pre-colonial
settlements in Haiti, we share these adventures with
you. So, come and participate in the excitement of
discovery that is the Florida Museum of
Natural History!


Public Programs


Fascinating science and natural history public
programs, events and lectures are offered throughout
the year. The Museum calendar of events is available
online at www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/.

Museum Gift Shops
The Florida Museum gift shops offer unique gifts
for children and adults including a great selection
of educational, scientific and natural history-related
items. Special orders are accepted and shipping is
available. Hours are 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and 1 4:30 p.m. Sunday.


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This new addition to the
Museum is dedicated to e
research and education
about butterflies, moths
and global biodiversity. The Butterfly Rainforest
is a four-story, outdoor screened enclosure with
waterfalls, a walking trail, lush subtropical and
tropical plants and hundreds of live butterflies.
The indoor exhibits feature a spectacular "Wall
of Wings" reaching nearly three stories high
that contains thousands of scanned and actual
Lepidoptera specimens and information about
butterfly and moth biology. Visitors also may
look into the collections and observe scientists
working in laboratories, preparing specimens
for the collection and rearing new butterflies.


This exhibit follows water as it flows through
the unique environments of northwest Florida,
the most biodiverse region of the state. The
hardwood hammock features a life-sized
limestone cave and is patterned after the
forest at Florida Caverns State Park during
early spring. The pitcher plant bog showcases
carnivorous plants of the coastal plain, and
the Native American trading scene highlights
the river gallery. Visitors strolling along the
boardwalk of the coastal salt marsh also can
see the Eastern monarchs on the barrier island
beach. The butterflies visit the northwest
Florida coast to consume wildflower nectar
before continuing their annual fall migration
to Mexico.


Drawing upon the Museum's internationally
acclaimed fossil collections, this award-winning
exhibit describes the last 65 million years of
Florida's history. Walk through time beginning
with the Eocene, when Florida was underwater,
through the Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene
and Pleistocene epochs when the first humans
arrived 14,000 years ago. Florida's first land
animals and the land bridge between North
and South America That formed about 3 million
years ago provide an exciting environment to
view the reconstructed specimens. See a
15-foot-tall ground sloth and a two-foot-tall
horse. More than 90 percent of the 500 fossils
are real and many were found within 100 miles
of Gainesville.


This award-winning exhibit celebrates South
Florida and the people who have lived there
for thousands of years, including the Calusa,
Miccosukee and Seminole Indians. Based
extensively on the Museum's archaeological
and ecological research, this exhibit features
exciting new knowledge about the history
of these peoples and the environments that
supported them. Visitors experience a full-
scale mangrove forest, underwater scene and
a Calusa leader's house. Also on display are
more than 700 objects from the Museum's
collections, ranging from everyday items such
as Calusa shell tools and fishing gear to artistic
masterpieces such as a thousand-year-old
painting of an ivory-billed woodpecker.


The mastery of American Indian art comes
alive in this exhibit featuring over 200 of
the best objects from the Florida Museum's
Leigh Morgan Pearsall collection. On display
for the first time since its 1963 acquisition,
this world-class collection contains more than
3,000 items. The exhibit is divided into different
regions, including the Eastern Woodlands,
Great Plains and Plateau, Northwest Coast
and Far North, and Far West and Desert West.
Archival photography and memorabilia about
Pearsall also appears in the exhibit, helping to
set the collection in its historical context. Items
displayed in the exhibit include argillite, horn
and ivory carvings, basketry, beadwork, jewelry,
pipes, pottery, quillwork, rugs and totems.






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