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Florida Formations, a new exhibit focusing on Florida geology, opening October 26

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.

Storied Stone

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

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 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 ( 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

Fall 2017

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

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.

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