Florida Museum of Natural History ButterflyFest – A Celebration of Wings & Backyard Things

. October 21, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Florida Museum of Natural History presents ButterflyFest – A Celebration of Wings & Backyard Things, open Oct. 23-24, 2010, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m..

ButterflyFest is a free, family-friendly event that offers something for everyone! Throughout the weekend, all ages can participate in fun and educational activities, including live butterfly releases, crafts for children, informative workshops, and presentations on conservation and attracting butterflies and other pollinators. Participants also may shop for butterfly-friendly plants or unique butterfly and garden gifts or take part in a special field trip or tour.

The Florida Museum of Natural History, located at the University of Florida, is Florida’s state museum of natural history, dedicated to understanding, preserving and interpreting biological diversity and cultural heritage.

With more than 30 million specimens of amphibians, birds, butterflies, fish, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, recent and fossil plants and associated databases and libraries, the Florida Museum is the largest natural history museum in the Southeast. The museum occupies three principal facilities on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.

Throughout its existence, the Florida Museum of Natural History has grown in size, quality and diversity. The Museum remains clearly focused on its mandated functions to undertake scientific research, make collections, establish and maintain a repository, develop exhibitions and conduct interpretive programs to educate the public.

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Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida Cultural Plaza
SW 34th Street and Hull Road
PO Box 112710
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
(352) 846-2000

www.flmnh.ufl.edu

Category: Natural History

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