Interested in attracting butterflies to your property? The Florida Museum offers native, nectar, host and accent plants for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Florida Museum’s Butterfly Rainforest. Find out what species you can attract and which butterfly-attracting plants are proven winners!

The plant sale is held outside the Museum’s front entrance near the picnic area, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Prices: Plant prices start at $3 for a 4″ pot and most 1-gallon pots are $6 each. Larger sizes may be available ranging from $12 to $18 for a 3-gallon pot.

Availability: Fifteen plants will be featured each week

September 22nd-September 24th

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Butterflyfest 2017 Plant Sale, Oct.6-Oct.8

Come on out the first weekend of October for one of the museum’s largest plant sales of the year, with over 150 plant species!  Host plants for caterpillars, nectar plants for adult butterflies and some unusual ornamental for plant buffs, there are plants for everyone at the sale.  Please remember that stock may be limited and not guaranteed for all 3 days of the sale.


Keep an eye out for this space as the list of plants for sale at Butterflyfest continues to grow!

Help close the gap between urban students and nature

Kids planting in a potThe Florida Museum of Natural History is raising funds and accepting plant donations for butterfly gardens in area schools.

Museum scientists partnered with Duval and Williams elementary schools to open children’s eyes to the unique metamorphosis that occurs during butterfly development and the responsibilities involved in caring for a garden. The Museum is now raising funds and requesting donations of plants to create additional butterfly gardens throughout the Alachua County area.

Read more or donate today! Donations may be made online, by visiting the Florida Museum’s plant sale or by calling the Museum Collectors Shop, 352-273-2041.