Private events may be scheduled between 5:30 and 11 p.m. every day. Two additional hours for event setup and one additional hour for strike are automatically included with your rental.

The Florida Museum offers two rental spaces for events — the Denny Gallery and the Thompson Gallery. You can rent one or both, depending on your needs.

Base Fees

Prices effective July 1, 2015.


Private & corporate

UF-affiliated depts & nonprofit [501(c)(3)] orgs
(25% discount)

Both galleries $2,500 $1,875
Denny Gallery only $1,800 $1,350
Thompson Gallery only $1,200 $900
Butterfly Rainforest starts at $325 starts at $325

Fees are for venue rental only. Additional fees may include insurance, setup/strike, featured exhibits, equipment, storage and extra staffing.

Additional Fees

  • Event insurance (required): $110-$140 based on number of guests
  • Security staffing (required): varies based on event length & number of guests
  • Mammoth uplighting (choose from eight colors): $25
  • Ceremony setup fee: $150
  • Event overruns or guests staying more than 15 minutes later than contracted event end time, or vendors staying longer than agreed-upon cleanup time (standard is one hour): $500
  • Excessive cleanup (including cleanup after vendors): $500
  • Materials storage: varies
  • Rental of equipment, additional galleries or exhibits or opening of Collectors Shop: varies
  • Late changes to contracted guest count, event times or agreed-upon setup: varies
  • Damages: varies

Equipment Included in Rental

Venue fees are exclusive of sales tax. You may also be required to purchase liability insurance. Organized programming in public spaces, for purposes beyond regular Museum visitation, is not permitted by outside parties during normal Museum hours.