Rent the Florida Museum!

The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville provides a stunning backdrop for your special event. With adventures and artifacts around every turn, the venue is a refreshing alternative to traditional reception halls. The Museum has hosted a variety of events, including weddings, receptions, bar/bat mitzvahs, proms, holiday parties, presentations, recruiting events, galas and more. Whatever the occasion, be assured that your event will go down in history at the Florida Museum!

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The Florida Museum was listed as one of the best Florida museums for weddings by!



Included with every Florida Museum rental:

  • On-site Security and Rentals staff to guide you and your vendors.
  • Complimentary evening self-parking in our spacious lot and garage.
  • Banquet and pub tables, chairs, and A/V (if needed).
  • Two hours of setup and one hour of strike time.
  • Catering preparation space.
  • Opportunity to explore the Museum's permanent exhibits during your event at no additional charge (extra fee for Butterfly Rainforest and featured exhibits).
  • Ability to select from a varied list of caterers, decorators, entertainment, planners and other vendors.
  • A unique venue unlike any other in North Central Florida!

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To arrange a tour or seek further information:

Use the contact information at the bottom of the page or complete our rental quote request form online.

For more information about children's Birthday Parties please call 352-273-2061 or visit the Birthday Party pages.


Revenue from private rentals helps sustain museum programming and exhibits. Thank you for your support!