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Description:

From wedding receptions and holiday parties to client appreciations and product launches, the Museum provides a stunning, unique backdrop for your event. With adventures and artifacts around every turn, the venue is a refreshing alternative to traditional reception halls. Best of all, your fees will be used to help support the Museum's growing exhibit and educational programs. Visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/rentals for more info.

Amenities:
  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Internet Connectivity - Wired
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 1 - 2 hours, 2 - 3 hours,
  • Contact Information:
  • Group Sales Email groupinfo@flmnh.ufl.edu, Group Sales Phone Number (352) 273-2027,

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Name Banquet Capacity Classroom Capacity Reception Capacity Square Feet
Lucille T. Maloney Classroom - 150 - 1622
Central Gallery and Galleria 100 - 500 3465
Butterfly Rainforest Gallery - - 40 1514

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Ask a Scientist

November 09, 2014
Science is all around you! Take advantage of this opportunity to talk with scientists and ask those questions you have been wondering about. Bring your specimens and find answers during an afternoon of discovery and learning. Meet local scientists and investigate a variety of science and natural history topics! For more information on topics, call 352-273-2062.
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/grid/ask-scientist-2/

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Starry Night

November 14, 2014 - November 15, 2014
Observe the night sky and explore the world beyond! See a portable planetarium show or view a moonscape in 3-D. Bring the whole family for a free, fun-filled night of astronomical proportions. Food vendor available! For more information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/starrynight/ or call 352-273-2062. This event is made possible in part by the UF Astronomy Department, Alachua Astronomy Club, Santa Fe Astronomy Program and Kika Silva Pla Planetarium.
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/starrynight/

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Science Café

November 17, 2014
Come to the museum’s Science Cafés for engaging conversation about a variety of science topics. A comfortable atmosphere provides the setting for lively discussions. Held on Mondays, the cafés alternate between two locations: Saboré, 13005 SW First Road, Suite 129, Town of Tioga, and Blue Gill Quality Foods, 1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville. A limited menu is offered for participants. The program begins at 6:30 p.m.; seating and food/beverage ordering begin at 6 p.m. Please note that seating is on a first-come basis (except when wheelchair access is requested in advance). To help plan for these free programs (participants purchase their own ...Read More>> ood and beverage), please RSVP at least one week in advance of the café date with your name and the number attending by emailing aerickson@flmnh.ufl.edu or calling Amanda Erickson Harvey, 352-273-2062. Spaces are limited and fill quickly. "Unlocking the Cabinets of Our Nation's Natural History Museums," with Pamela S. Soltis, Ph.D., Curator, Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics, Florida Museum. Location: Saboré, 13005 SW First Road, Suite 129, Town of Tioga. Read Less
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/grid/science-cafe-fall-3/

aerickson@flmnh.ufl.edu

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Trashformations

November 21, 2014 - November 22, 2014
Ever wonder how milk jugs morph into beautiful wading birds or how gears and gadgets become gigantic bugs? See how middle school, high school and college students transform “waste” into creative works of art! The Florida Museum will display winning entries from the 16th Annual Trashformations through Dec. 1. For more information or to download an entry application, visit www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/PW/Waste/wasteAlternatives/Pages/Trashformations.aspx or call Patrick Irby, 352-374-5213. This event is made possible in part by the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives and the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners.
http://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/PW/Waste/wasteAlternatives/Pages/Trashformations.aspx

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School Holiday Camps

November 24, 2014 - November 25, 2014
Dive into the sciences and investigate natural history through activities and hands-on exploration! School Holiday Camps are full- or half-day programs offered at the museum. Children explore the program topic through interactive activities, as well as the museum’s own collections and exhibits. Students must be enrolled in grades K-5 for the 2014-2015 school year. Drop-off for the morning and full-day sessions is 8-8:30 a.m. Pickup for the morning session is noon-12:30 p.m. Drop-off for the afternoon session is 12:30-1 p.m. Pickup for the afternoon and full-day sessions is 4:30-5 p.m. School Holiday Camps | Nov. 24 and 25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ...Read More>> ov. 24 | Monster Myths Get the monsters out from under the bed and find out if they are real or not! Megalodon, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and giant squids--join the museum as we explore the difference between science and storytelling. Nov. 25 | A World of Celebrations What’s in a celebration? Explore holidays and celebrations from around the world! Register your child for the morning, afternoon or full day. A half-day session is $27 for members, $30 non-members. A full-day session is $45 for members, $50 non-members. Students should dress for outdoor activities and full-day students should bring a sack lunch. Pre-registration is required. Questions? Visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/events/camps/school-holiday/ or call 352-273-2061. Read Less
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/events/camps/school-holiday/

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T rex. Named Sue

January 24, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Tyrannosaurus rex has long commanded respect and sparked curiosity in the mind of the public, and Sue is the most famous T. rex of all. At 42 feet long and 12 feet tall at the hips, her skeleton inspires as much awe today as she did 67 million years ago. In the temporary exhibit “A T. rex Named Sue,” explore how this remarkable creature interacted with its world and what we can learn from studying its bones. Revel in the sheer magnitude of a fully articulated, life-size skeleton cast while learning about Sue’s movement, vision and sense of smell. Enjoy family-friendly interactives, climb into the dig pit to uncover fossils and learn about din ...Read More>> saurs through touchable bone replicas and other hands-on activities. Follow Sue’s sensational journey from the Cretaceous period and sedimentary rocks of South Dakota to the U.S. courts and finally the world. Come to the Florida Museum to experience the largest, most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered! Read Less
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/exhibits/coming-soon/upcoming/

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Homeschool Day

February 09, 2015
Homeschool groups are invited to participate in the guided programs offered to traditional school groups. The museum also offers three special homeschool days for individual families and homeschool groups to explore the temporary exhibits at reduced rates. Investigate specimens up-close, participate in hands-on activities and tour the exhibits with our docents. Each day’s activities run 10 a.m.-noon. Child and adult rates are $6. Ages under 3 and adult museum members are free. The rates include admission to the exhibit specified.
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/educators/school-groups/homeschool-days/

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Homeschool Day

April 13, 2015
Homeschool groups are invited to participate in the guided programs offered to traditional school groups. The museum also offers three special homeschool days for individual families and homeschool groups to explore the temporary exhibits at reduced rates. Investigate specimens up-close, participate in hands-on activities and tour the exhibits with our docents. Each day’s activities run 10 a.m.-noon. Child and adult rates are $6. Ages under 3 and adult museum members are free. The rates include admission to the exhibit specified.
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/educators/school-groups/homeschool-days/

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