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Note: Due to public gathering restrictions, the 2020 ButterflyFest celebration was canceled.

ButterflyFest features a large three-day plant sale with more than 150 species of difficult-to-find and butterfly-friendly plants. Discover which pollinator species you can attract and learn about the butterfly-friendly plants that work best in your landscape.

Accent, host, native and nectar plants are available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Museum’s Butterfly Rainforest and Museum events like ButterflyFest.

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Location: Parking lot and green space in front of the Florida Museum

When: October 11-13, 2019


  • Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Parking: FREE parking is available in the large Cultural Plaza parking lot and garage adjacent to the Museum for all three days of the Plant Sale. Friday morning will be busy at the Cultural Plaza, so follow the signs for FREE parking and traffic flow changes!

Species: Partial list of available plants

Want to receive 15% OFF your plant purchase? The Museum is seeking volunteers who are 18 years or older for the Plant Sale! Multiple shifts are available. The sign-up link will become available in Sept. 2019.

Plant Sale purchases may be paid via cash, credit card or debit card from the Museum Collectors Shop or at a cash-only register located adjacent to the Plant Sale.

For more information and a list of available plants, visit the Plant Sales page or call 352-846-2000.


Name: Ryan Fessenden, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2057

Email: rfessenden@flmnh.ufl.edu


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: View Venue Website

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