School Group Policies & Guidelines
- Group rates are available Monday through Friday for groups of 10 or more. School programs are available Tuesday through Friday.
- Three-week advance reservation is recommended (two weeks required).
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for changes or cancellations. Rescheduling may not be possible with less than two weeks notice.
- One chaperone for every 10 children is recommended.
- The Butterfly Rainforest is an enclosed, outdoor exhibit. Once payment has been received, no refunds or rain checks will be given for inclement weather.
- Last entry into the Butterfly Rainforest and temporary exhibits is 30 minutes before closing.
- Re-entry into the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit must be prearranged at the time of reservation.
- Please have an accurate count of participants, divide into subgroups and complete the Admissions Form before beginning your trip to the Museum.
- Arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for check-in, restroom breaks and obtaining admission stamps or armbands for groups touring paid exhibits.
- Divide participants into groups outside the Museum while the teacher/tour leader checks in at front desk.
- Make checks payable to: University of Florida. Verify participant numbers prior to payment.
- To receive the group discount, admission for all participants must be paid in one payment at check-in, with a minimum of 10 participants.
- Parking: (Directions to the Museum)
- Bus parking is available behind the Hilton Hotel on SW 34th Street and Hull Road.
- Vehicle parking is available in front of the Harn Museum from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at a rate of $4 per day, cash only. Look for the white parking attendant booth on the right after turning off of Hull Road.
- Note: The Museum is not responsible for parking tickets. However, UF Transportation & Parking Services information is available at the front desk.
Visitor Safety and Conduct
- Group Size & Chaperone Responsibilities:
- Follow the Admissions Form guidelines for organizing your tour into smaller groups.
- Chaperones are responsible at all times for ensuring your group explores the Museum in a safe and respectful manner.
- General Museum Rules:
- Protect your Florida History: keep food, drinks, candy and gum outside the Museum.
- Cameras and camcorders are welcome unless specified for some temporary exhibits. Tripods, monopods and commercial photography are prohibited.
- Backpacks, large bags, umbrellas and strollers are prohibited in the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. Bags may be checked and left with Security staff at the Rainforest entrance desk.
- USDA regulations require staggered entrance into the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.
- Lunch Accommodations:
- Place lunchboxes under the covered picnic area adjacent to the Museum entrance. Coolers are recommended as refrigeration is not provided.
- The covered picnic area is available on a first-come, first-served basis and accommodates 60 people.