Featured Exhibits

EXHIBIT: Florida Through the Lens
On Exhibit: June 8th – July 28th, 2017


Florida’s beauty can be seen through a variety of unique plants and animals. In our ever-changing environment, photography can serve as a safe and environmentally conscious way to capture memories while doing your part to protect our fragile ecosystem. We invite you to take time out of your day to look through the lens at Florida’s natural wonders.

Richard Estabrook has been a nature photographer for over thirty-five years and has won several awards for his work. His initial interest was in macro, or close-up, photography concentrating on flowers and insects. After moving to Florida, the color and variety of birds led him toward nature photography. Unlike most of our exhibits, the photographs displayed here are available for purchase. For more information, or to take home a piece of this collection, please see staff.

EXHIBIT: Cuban Ranchos in Tampa Bay
On Exhibit: October 12th – December 15th, 2017


Did you know that seasonal visitors are nothing new to Florida? For more than 100 years, between the mid-1800s, Cuban fishermen set up seasonal fishing camps along our coast where they would catch fish, salt them, and send them back to Cuba to sell. Explore what brought these visitors to our shores and what happened to them in our upcoming exhibit on Cuban Fishing Ranchos.