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.

We have 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-style events. We’ve hosted dinners, cocktail receptions, weddings, galas, award ceremonies, presentations, client appreciation events, bar and bat mitzvahs, and anniversaries.

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


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Questions? Call 352-273-2045 or email

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