Inspiring people to care about life on Earth.

Our Mission

Understanding, preserving and interpreting biological diversity and cultural heritage to ensure their survival for future generations.

Our Impact

Inspiring people to value the biological richness and cultural heritage of our diverse world and make a positive difference in its future.

Our Vision

The Florida Museum of Natural History is a leading authority in biodiversity and cultural heritage, using its expertise to advance knowledge, solve real world problems, and impact public policy and perception. An engaging and impactful hub for teaching and learning science, the Museum has been particularly successful at utilizing research collections and making them accessible to diverse audiences, demonstrating relevance in their daily lives. In so doing, the Florida Museum of Natural History inspires people to value the biological richness and cultural heritage of our diverse world and make a positive difference in its future.

Museum Locations

The Museum occupies three principal facilities on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville and the Randell Research Center in southwest Florida.

Museum Departments