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The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville provides a stunning venue for your special event. With adventures and artifacts around every turn, the Museum is a unique and unparalleled alternative to traditional reception halls.

Whatever you are celebrating, we’re here to help you welcome your guests in style. You can be assured your event will go down in history at the Florida Museum!

The Florida Museum has two rental spaces for events — the Denny Gallery and the Thompson Gallery. We can accommodate up to 160 for a seated dinner, and more for reception/mixer-style events. We’ve hosted dinners, cocktail receptions, weddings, galas, award ceremonies, presentations, client appreciation events, bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversary parties, and more.


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Questions? Email (preferred) or call 352-273-2045.

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