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June 2017 Museum Openings:

The Gillespie Museum will be open for these special events during the month of June:

June 21 and 28  Wildflower Wednesdays (Outdoor activities exploring Florida native wildflowers and pollinators.)

10:00 am – noon

June 16 and 23  Family Fridays (Open house in the museum.)

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Gillespie Museum will be closed during the month of July, preparing new exhibits and programs. 

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Storied Stone

This small exhibit was inspired by Nicholas Pearson’s The Seven Archetypal Stones, which explores some of the lessons—geological, historic, cultural, and spiritual—of the mineral world. Our small display and guided walk through the museum’s collections tell a few stories about these seven captivating stones.


Aquatic Gems

A small exhibit featuring some perspectives on H2O.  Robert Sitler (Professor, Modern Languages) provides a videographic tour of a variety of sites in our watershed; Kirsten Work (Professor, Biology) offers a study of spring snails.

Museum Hours


Special events in June.

Closed to visitors in July.

Staff may be reached by email ( or phone, 386.822.7330.


Walk-in Visitors

  • No admissions fee. Donations support educational programming.

Educational Programs (Classes K-12, scouts, home school groups, etc.)

  • Students: $2.50
  • Teachers/Chaperones: No charge

Dates at a Glance

Summer 2017

June 16 - Family Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 21 - Wildflower Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon

June 23 - Family Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 28 - Wildflower Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon

Spring 2017

February 2 - Science Cafe, An Environmental Tale of Three Continents

February 7 - Opening, Storied Stone

February 11 - Science Saturday/We LOVE Rocks & Minerals

March 23 - Science Cafe, To Sleep Perchance To Remember

March 25 - Science Saturday/Space Rocks Physics Extravaganza

April 20 - Science Cafe, Pollinator Project at the Volusia Sandhill

April 21 - Earth Fair, Sage Hall lawn, 1-4 p.m.

April 28 - Arbor Day Celebration, Museum Grounds, 2-3:30 p.m.

Fall 2016

September 22 - Opening, Aquatic Gems

September 24 - Science Saturday/Smithsonian Day

October 27 - Science Cafe, St. Johns River

October 29 - Science Saturday/Green Halloween

November 5 - Science Saturday/Rock Swap

November 10 - Science Cafe, Field Notes from Archbold

December 1-9 - Rock Your Stocking at the Museum Shop!


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