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Florida Museum of Natural History


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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 for more info.

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

Capacity Chart

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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Collectors Day

January 09, 2016
Celebrate the 37th Collectors Day at the Florida Museum. This free, popular and unique event has attracted collectors from across the Southeast for more than 30 years. Enjoy viewing personal collections and learning the history and context of these treasures from Titanic and Beatles memorabilia to classic cars. Visit with the collectors and discover that collecting isn’t just for scientists!

Can You Dig It?

March 12, 2016
Dig into geology and discover the Earth at your feet! Enjoy hands-on activities and watch demonstrations of volcanic eruptions. Explore the Museum and check out displays and activities on geology, fossils, gems, minerals and much more from Florida and around the world! A free, fun event for all ages! This family-friendly event is presented by the University of Florida Department of Geological Sciences and the Florida Museum in collaboration with the Gainesville Gem and Mineral Society and additional community sponsors. Onsite food vendor: High Springs Orchard and Bakery.

Homeschool Day: Butterfly Rainforest

April 04, 2016
Home-schooled groups are invited to participate in guided programs offered to traditional school groups. The Museum also offers special days for home-schoolers to explore the featured exhibits, investigate specimens up-close, participate in hands-on activities and tour exhibits with Museum docents.

Girl Scouts Explore

May 06, 2016 - May 07, 2016
One of the most exciting parts of being a Girl Scout is the opportunity to experience new and inspiring adventures. Participate in your next adventure at the Museum and earn a special patch created for this event. This evening program is for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts.

Creative B Movie Series

July 08, 2016 - July 30, 2016
Join a panel of scientists, artists and special effects experts as we view and discuss films in the Creative 'B' Movie Series. Friday nights in July, the Museum and Creative B host a free movie screening to explore the balance between science and art with our expert panel. The Museum will be open to the public from 6 to 10 p.m. The panel discussion starts at 7 p.m., followed by the movie. Parental discretion is advised.

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Kelly Aleman , Tourism Marketing Manager
Phone : 352-374-5260
30 East University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601
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