Self-Guided School Group Visits

School children looking though Fossil Hall jaw caseSelf-guided visits are suitable for any school groups that prefer to visit the Museum without the benefit of docents or staff. Reservations are required for all self-guided visits of 10 or more students to ensure a positive experience for your group.

A staff member will greet your group and facilitate check-in. After that, your group leaders are entirely responsible for the educational experience of the students.

Exhibit & Educator Guides are available for each of the permanent exhibits and many of the featured exhibits. They contain information about the exhibits, discussion questions, classroom activities and related resources.



Complete the Online Reservation Form to schedule a self-guided visit.

If you have questions, contact the Group Sales Coordinator,, or 352-273-2027.


Admission (10 or more students)

Free admission* to all exhibits except the Butterfly Rainforest and Featured Exhibit. Groups can visit multiple exhibits in one day. 

Exhibit Dates Student Rate Free Chaperones Additional Chaperones
Butterfly Rainforest Year-round $4.00 One free per 10 students $7.00
Suitable for groups that prefer independent exploration of the Butterfly Rainforest without the benefit of docents or staff.
Permanent exhibits Year-round Free One free per 10 students Free
Free. Available year-round.

* Donations are accepted; suggested amounts are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Admission donations help support the Museum's exhibitions and education programs.