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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

The museum will be closed during 2016-17 academic holidays, including Fall Break (10/13 and 10/14); Thanksgiving Weekend (11/23-11/25); Winter Break (12/12-1/16); and Spring Holidays (3/6-3/10).  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

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!

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

February 11 - Science Saturday/We LOVE Rocks & Minerals

March 23 - Science Cafe, To Sleep Perchance To Remember 

March 25 - Science Saturday/Space Rocks

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

April 22 - Science Saturday/Earth Day at the Gillespie Museum