The Butterfly Rainforest exhibit will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 1 due to weather conditions. More Info

The University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History (UF-FLMNH) Herpetology collection dates back to 1862. Our collection is worldwide in scope, and at greater than 287,000 specimens/specimen lots it is ranked #1 largest in the southeastern United States and #8 largest in North America.

The Florida Museum is Florida’s official natural history museum and serves as the State repository for voucher specimens (Florida Statute § 1004.56). Our specimens and associated data are used on a daily basis for teaching, research, and public inquiries.

Click on the links to the left to explore our site. For fun you can find those who currently work here as well as those from the past. You can also learn about our amphibian and reptile collection and even search our online database. We also provide a current list of Florida’s established herpetofauna, as well as our famous Online Guide to Florida Snakes.