As I walked through museum, there were different atmospheres within each exhibit. The exhibit that I found the most engaging was called South Florida People and Environments. I found this specifically appealing because I am originally from south Florida and the exhibits showcased the native people that I grew up learning about. Additionally my mother and her family grew up in a town neighboring a reservation; so in the past I have visited these areas and have first-hand experiences near them. The exhibit was set up in areas beginning with the Everglades and its people and transitioned into the marine life. There was one room where ocean sounds played and projections of water movement floated through the exhibit. This built an engaging atmosphere and created a sense of exploring the exhibit underwater. Through other exhibits there were interactive activities which heightened the overall experience of the museum.
The Florida Museum of Natural History provided a variety of exhibits that can provide an experience that portrays the nature of Florida. The museum created exhibits that put the audience into scenes of nature. For each area of Florida that was represented, models and landscapes create a life-like atmosphere. It portrays us as a "biotic community" by surrounding people with nature and plants continuously through each exhibit. I appreciated the immense detail put into each exhibit and the continuous flow from each. Visually it allowed the visitors to connect to nature. In a world full of technology and fast paced living, the museum created a world filled with nature while also giving visitors an educational experience that connects them with a historical background. I believe the museum instilled an ethical responsibility as it brought nature into focus. Especially after ending the tour with the Butterfly Rainforest, a peaceful atmosphere with nature brought the importance of nature into perspective.