The Florida Museum offers two main rental spaces for events. Rent one or both, depending on your needs. Your guests will be able to explore our permanent exhibits for free, and if you want to offer an additional adventure, you can rent the Butterfly Rainforest and/or our featured exhibit.

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Denny Gallery+Galleria

Our primary rental space is perfect for seated dinners, presentations, and wedding receptions. The room has a drop-down screen, LCD projector and sound system, and can seat 30-50*, depending on food service and table configuration. Rental of the Denny Gallery includes use of Galleria space.

*capacity is dependent on current social distancing guidelines

Thompson Gallery

Featuring the Wall of Wings display, this area is an intimate space ideal for small dinners and lectures. The room has an LCD projector and drop-down screen, and can seat 15-20* for a dinner.

*capacity is dependent on current social distancing guidelines


Optional Upgrades

Butterfly Rainforest exhibit

Make your event even more exciting by adding Butterfly Rainforest exhibit admission. You may even wish to hold your wedding ceremony in the Rainforest! When rented, the Butterfly Rainforest will be open for the first hour of the event and pricing includes up to 50* guests exploring (30* for wedding ceremonies). Recommended rental dates are during observation of Daylight Saving Time.

*capacity is dependent on current social distancing guidelines

Discovery Zone exhibit (temporarily suspended)

Discover a world of wonder by opening the Beverly and Jon Thompson Discovery Zone for your guests! This interactive-based and technologically advanced exhibit sparks a sense of curiosity about the surrounding world and also introduces fundamental science and cultural heritage concepts.

Featured Exhibit (temporarily suspended)

The Museum also hosts featured exhibits throughout the year that may be added to your gallery rental for your guests to explore.

Current exhibit:

There are currently no featured exhibits.

Upcoming exhibit:

Do animals always need to be the strongest, the biggest, and the fastest to survive? Or can it sometimes be advantageous to be small or slow? In Survival of the Slowest, discover creatures that have survived for millions of years despite being very slow, and learn about the puzzling sides of evolution and adaptation. Meet live animals, including a two-toed sloth, tarantula, tortoise, iguana, chameleon, horned frog, 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!