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

Plant Sale is Closed for the Cooler Months.  We’ll Return at the end of February, 2018!

The Florida Museum’s Butterfly Plant Sale will return at the end of February, 2018 to once again bring you native and butterfly attracting plants for your garden!  In the mean time, we will be growing new plants but if you just have to have a specific plant, feel free to email us at and ask about buying a plant.

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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.