Smithsonian Museum Day
Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
An array of hands-on activities, based on the Gillespie Museum’s mineral collection, including a Storied Stone Scavenger Hunt; GeoBingo; Mineral Collecting 101, and a special exhibit, “Smithson, Smithsonite, and the Smithsonian”—tracing the mineralogical contributions of James Smithson, the British scientists whose founding gift to the people of the United States established our national museum.
Mostly Green Halloween
Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Our 9th annual fall fair--A showcase of hands-on activities and experiments demonstrating some of the mysteries of the plant and animal world. Costumes encouraged!
Founders/Keepers Day and Homecoming Open House
Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A celebration of the Gillespie Museum’s fifty-nine years of earth science education. Browse the museum’s historic mineral collections and a new exhibit, Florida Formations, a survey of the state’s geologic history with specimens from the Florida Geological Survey. Birthday cake and hands-on activities for scientists of all ages.
Saturday, January 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Opening of a better nectar at the Gillespie Museum.
Native Pollinator Workshop
Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Look at, listen to, and draw native pollinators.
Florida Fossils & Physics Extravaganza!
Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dig into Florida geology and paleontology with a scavenger hunt, an outdoor fossil dig and a fossil-making corner at the museum. Then walk across campus to view a dazzling display of physics experiments in Sage Science Center, offered by students from the Society of Physics Students.
Earth Day at the Gillespie
Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Earth day at the Gillespie is our annual celebration, outdoor fair and environmental teach-in.