Welcome to the Florida Museum!

While you explore, please follow these basic guidelines to ensure a safe visit for you, your fellow visitors and our collections.

Respect our collections

Our exhibits and specimens are important to science, the public and future generations. Damaging, climbing on, removing or endangering Museum objects and displays is prohibited.

Respect fellow visitors

The Museum is a place for our community to share. Disorderly conduct and aggressive, abusive or obscene language are not permitted.

Walk and use inside voices

Running and horseplay can injure other visitors and exhibits.

Enjoy food and drinks outside the Museum

Our collections are extremely sensitive to pests.

Look before you touch 

Touching certain items can harm them. Look for signs indicating which items may be touched.

Stay with children during your visit

Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Listen to Museum staff and announcements

For your safety, follow staff instructions. Assist those in your group unable to understand instructions.

Capture your visit

Photography for personal, noncommercial use is allowed unless otherwise noted. Tripods, monopods and selfie sticks are prohibited.

Follow UF campus policies


Outdoor Events Visitor Guidelines

Visitors are reminded that conduct guidelines are enforced inside and outside of Museum facilities. Guidelines of special importance during outdoor events are included below.

Watch out for vehicles

Outdoor events attract many visitors and take place in areas near moving vehicles.  Be aware of  your surroundings and supervise children.

Lost group members

If you or a member of your party become separated, please notify Front Desk staff for assistance.

If you see something, say something

Report unusual or suspicious activity to the nearest Museum staff member.

UF campus policies are enforced in outdoor campus areas