Tusks to Tails: A Fossil History of Florida
January 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Did you know that ancient sharks that could grow up to 60 feet long swam in Florida waters, or that giant rhinos roamed the state millions of years ago? How do we know? The latest exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center unearths Florida’s fossil finds.
“Tusks to Tails: A Fossil History of Florida” opens Saturday, Jan. 23 and showcases dozens of fossils found throughout the state, some dating back more than 50 million years. Mammoth jaws, walrus tusks, a sloth hand, even a whale skeleton, are on display. The exhibit includes fossils on loan from the Florida Museum of Natural History as well as private collectors. “Tusks to Tails: A Fossil History of Florida” is on exhibit beginning Saturday, Jan. 23 and will remain on view through Jan. 2022.
The History Center continues to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and local health experts. Face masks are required for entry into the museum galleries. To minimize interaction with staff, advance tickets should be purchased online at tampabayhistorycenter.org/tickets, while details on the History Center’s COVID protocols can be found at tampabayhistorycenter.org/policiesandprocedures. Call 813.228.0097, or visit our website, tampabayhistorycenter.org, for more information.
Date: Exhibit beginning Saturday, Jan. 23 and will remain on view through Jan. 2022.
Location: Tampa Bay History Center