Nature on Display
The Underwater exhibit at the museum caught my attention immediately. The lighting in the room made it seem like you were immersed in the water. I live about 15 minutes from the beach at home, so it definitely made Gainesville feel a little bit closer to home. Since it is difficult to study the ocean without proper equipment, I feel like this exhibit gives us what the underwater would look like if everyone had the proper equipment. They also enlarged the animals to make them seem proportionate with us so we would know what they looked like at a larger scale. As a whole, the museum made us feel like we were part of whatever exhibit we were in.