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Excitement Awaits: Looking For Thigs To Do? Santa Fe College Has Something For Everyone!

Excitement Awaits: Looking For Thigs To Do? Santa Fe College Has Something For Everyone!

Santa Fe College has a long history of supporting and promoting the creative arts. Many graduates from the college’s music, dance, theater and graphic arts programs have launched successful careers in our local community and beyond. The Northwest Campus is home to several art galleries where a rotation of exhibits fills the college calendar.


Art Exhibits

SF’s Blount Hall now includes a large art collection from local collector Hector Puig. The exhibit is part of a much larger collection Puig donated to Santa Fe College to inspire new  generations of artists. This collection includes approximately 2,800 Santos carvings and approximately 2,000 framed works. The collection has been estimated to be worth in excess of $5
million dollars.

The Museum of Earth Science in Building X displays a variety of fossils, bones, and other items, photographed here on on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stamey/Santa Fe College)
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Museum and Earth Science

Santa Fe College’s Museum of Earth Science is home to over 1,700 mineral, fossil and rock samples around the world. The museum also has martian and lunar meteorites and other “rocks
from space.” Approximately 70 percent (about 1,200) of the specimens in the museum are from the John Withey Collection.



Teaching Zoo

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, a unique 10-acre zoo in Gainesville, Florida, is the only zoo on a college campus accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is home to over 70 different species of animals and is maintained by about 100 students enrolled in the college’s premier Zoo Animal Technology program. The zoo is open all year and showcases a diverse collection that contains both native and exotic animals for everyone to enjoy. This naturally shaded environment is home to over 70 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles
and amphibians. Learn more about the SF Teaching Zoo at


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Fine Arts

The Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts Hall features both student performances and the SF’s Master Artist Series, which brings world renowned talent to the college both for classroom discussion and to benefit the public. Tickets are available online at


Rock Cycle Garden

The Jean Klein Rock Cycle Garden is a one-of-a kind outdoor exhibit on the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. It features over twenty boulders, many weighing
thousands of kilograms. These boulders were collected from different localities across the U.S.A. Rocks are displayed in an orderly sequence beginning with Igneous, followed by
Sedimentary and continuing with Metamorphic.



Since 2006, the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium has been dedicated to enriching the learning environment of Santa Fe College students and our community. It employs the latest educationally innovative technology in a unique immersive learning environment for SF and UF students, public and private school children, community groups, and the public of North Central Florida.
Enjoy live and interactive planetarium shows produced by the planetarium as well as full-dome presentations from other world-class planetariums. Show information and tickets are available online at

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