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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,

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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Wicked Plants: The Exhibit

Now - January 15, 2017
Step into a realm where plants hold the power. Poisonous, carnivorous or just plain nasty, experience some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals – without the risk of intoxication, addiction, dismemberment or other danger. Featuring more than 100 plants and thrilling two- and three-dimensional interactives, this eerie environment educates and entertains audiences with information about some of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. Funded by the North Carolina Arboretum Society and the Creel-Harison Foundation.
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/exhibits/coming-soon/upcoming/
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Creative B Movie Series

Now - July 29, 2016
Friday nights July 8-29, the Florida Museum of Natural History and Creative B will host free movie screenings and explore the balance between science and art with an expert panel. “Wicked Plants” and the “Butterfly Rainforest” will be open to the public for extended hours until 7 p.m. UF students receive free admission to the exhibits with a valid Gator 1 card. The panel discussion starts at 7 p.m., followed by the movie. Parental discretion is advised. July 8: “Mothra,” 1961, not rated. July 15: “Little Shop of Horrors,” 1960, not rated. July 22: “The Thing from Another World,” 1951, not rated. July 29: “Matango,” 1963, not rated.
https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/grid/creative-b-movie-1/
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ButterflyFest

October 01, 2016
A celebration of wings, wildlife & biodiversity! Explore the lives of bats, bees, birds and butterflies at this fall’s ButterflyFest. Enjoy the Butterfly Plant Sale beginning Friday, Sept. 30, one of the Museum’s largest plant sales of the year with more than 150 species available. Learn about butterfly gardening, native pollinators, conservation, backyard wildlife and more. Enjoy butterfly releases and come dressed in your favorite pollinator attire for the Pollinator Parade! Visit the www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterflyfest/home for more information. Food and merchandise vendors available!
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterflyfest/home/
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Starry Night

November 04, 2016
Bring the whole family for a free, fun-filled night of astronomical proportions! Gaze through high-performance telescopes at the stars and explore the world beyond at a portable planetarium show and 3-D presentations. This event is made possible by the UF Astronomy Department, the Alachua Astronomy Club, the Santa Fe Astronomy Program and the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium. Food vendors will be onsite.
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/grid/starry-night/
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Trashformations

November 18, 2016
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 18th Annual Trashformations through Dec. 1.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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Collectors Day

January 21, 2017
Celebrate the 38th 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!
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/grid/collectors-day/

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