Florida Formations, a new exhibit focusing on Florida geology
Florida Formations tells the geologic history of the state through its distinctive rock units, an array of ocean-formed carbonate formations, each with a story to tell us about past Florida environments and past climates.
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.
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.
- Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- The museum is occasionally open weekday evenings for special events and programs.
- Saturday: Open once a month for Science Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The museum will be closed during 2017-18 academic holidays, including Fall Break (10/2 and 10/3); Thanksgiving Weekend (11/22-11/24); Winter Break (12/11-1/15); and Spring Holidays (3/5-3/9). Staff may be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone, 386.822.7330.
- 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
September 23 - Science Saturday, Smithsonian Museum Day
October 17 - Science Cafe, Our Birds Are Your Birds Too: Avian Conservation in Colombia
October 26 - Opening, Florida Formations
October 26 - Science Cafe, Sea Level: Past, Present, and Future Change
October 28 - Science Saturday, Mostly Green Halloween
November 4 - Science Saturday, Founders/Keepers Day and Homecoming Open House
November 16 - Science Cafe, Florida's Surficial Geologic Formations
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
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.