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New Dragons in Paradise Exhibit set to open at Museum of Florida History

Posted at 5:49 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 17:49:29-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It's no surprise that Florida has a fascination with alligators.

They've been a part of Florida's culture going back to the native Floridians who hunted them. This Saturday, the Museum of Florida History is helping Floridians and alligators get closer than ever with a new Dragons in Paradise Exhibit.

The museum wants to tell the story of the official reptile in Florida. They will cover the historical impact of alligators and the natural history of alligators.

Family friendly activities include alligator story time and sing-along and a juvenile alligator encounter.

"Our exhibits are there to provide the public with some history that they may not normally get exposed to, so alligators dragons in paradise is a perfect example of that," said Trampas Alderman, with the Museum of Florida History. "People are fascinated by them, so I hope to have a good turn out."

Events and programs are free and open to the public this Saturday through September 8.