Rent the Florida Museum!

UF rental event in Denny Gallery - 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, banquets, bar/bat mitzvahs, proms, holiday parties, presentations, recruiting events, galas and more. Whatever the occasion, be assured your event will go down in history at the Florida Museum!

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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 AV (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 the 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!


For more information:

Contact us via the information listed at the bottom of the page or complete our rental quote request form.


*For information about children's birthday parties please visit the Museum's Birthday Party pages.


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