Florida Museum of Natural History

Enjoy hundreds of exotic butterflies in a rain forest setting, witness a South Florida Calusa Indian welcoming ceremony, experience a life-size limestone cave and see a mammoth and mastodon from the last ice age. The Florida Museum of Natural History welcomes School Groups for School Field Trips, Parents & Families as well as Scouts for a visit. 

Located on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville and open year round, the Florida Museum is one of the nation’s top five museums with more than 34 million specimens, including one of the world’s largest collections of butterflies and moths.

Visiting with Kids?

The Discovery Room has many fun, hands-on activities that foster critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.

There are several kid-friendly exhibits with components to see and touch, including a limestone cave that invites exploration and collection drawers to open and examine.

Strollers are permitted in all Museum exhibits except the Butterfly Rainforest.

Save on admission with a Household Membership. Two adults and unlimited children ages 3-17 in the same household receive FREE admission to the Butterfly Rainforest and all temporary exhibits for one year, as well as other great benefits!

Visitors are greeted by a 14-foot-tall, 16,000-year-old Columbian Mammoth discovered in the Aucilla River in northwest Florida. Ninety percent of the bones are fossil material, making it one of the most complete ever found.

Visitors in front of mammoth

Visiting with a Group?

Discounted rates are available for community and school groups on school field trips.
Review our exhibit guides for background information, related activities and additional resources.

General Information for Groups

Visiting on a Budget?

General admission to most of the Museum’s permanent exhibits is free.

Value tickets are available providing discounted admission to the Butterfly Rainforest and current temporary exhibition.

Florida Museum of Natural History

Gainesville, FL 32611

P. 352-846-2000 Exhibits

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Florida Museum of History Admission

General Admission is free, although donations are gladly accepted. There is a cover charge for special exhibits and the Butterfly Rainforest. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices subject to change.

We accept cash, Travelers Checks, American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

All tickets are for that day only. Re-entry with ticket stub, wristband or hand stamp. Butterfly Rainforest is an outdoor exhibit. NO REFUNDS for inclement weather.

The Florida Museum’s Admission Assistance Program provides financial assistance to economically disadvantaged school children, other individuals and community groups. For more information, please call 352-273-2027.

Students who receive an ‘A’ or ‘E’ grade in science can provide their most recent report card at the front desk and receive a free admission with the purchase of a paid adult admission. The offer is valid for the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, the temporary exhibit, when available, or a value admission for both exhibits.

General Public Regular Prices Permanent Exhibits* Butterfly Rainforest Temporary Exhibit Best Value! SEE BOTH Butterfly Rainforest + Temporary Exhibit
Adult Free $10.50 $5 $13
Child Ages 3-17 Free $6 $4 $9
Discounted Prices**
Florida Resident w/ID Free $9 $4.50 $12
Senior 62+ w/ID Free $9 $4.50 $12
College Student w/ID, FL schools only Free $9 $4.50 $12
ASTC Passport Members w/Card Free $8 Free $8
Museum Members w/Card Free Free Free Free

Florida Museum of History Hours

The Museum is open all year, seven days a week except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please note: Last tickets sold 30 minutes prior to closing.

  • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Parking

Reserved parking for Museum visitors – excluding University of Florida holidays – is $4 per day (cash only), 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please see attendant in gated booth. Parking is free on weekends and state and university holidays.

To avoid receiving a ticket, visitors should park only in designated areas on weekdays excluding holidays, even if there are open spaces in the large adjacent parking lot. UF Traffic and Parking enforces parking restrictions weekdays year-round.

General Information for Groups

Visiting on a Budget?

General admission to most of the Museum’s permanent exhibits is free.

Value tickets are available providing discounted admission to the Butterfly Rainforest and current temporary exhibition.

Exhibit Guides

Early Childhood Curriculum

Project Butterfly WINGS

School Group Policies & Guidelines

Make a Reservation

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Parents and Families

Birthday Parties at Florida Museum of Natural History (Parents and Families)

Celebrate your child’s next birthday at the Museum!

For your child’s next birthday, leave the party to us. The Museum offers a variety of party themes to suit your child’s age and interests. We provide the fun; you supply the kids. (ages 4-12) All parties include:

  • Museum party theme of your choice
  • A private decorated room
  • Birthday party leader
  • Theme-related exhibit tour, activities and crafts
  • Invitations
  • A goodie bag for each child
  • Plates, cups, napkins and utensils
  • Setup and cleanup

Birthday party fish and butterfly

Choose from the following party themes:

  • Ages 4-6: ButterfliesFossil HuntCave ExplorationsSomething Fishy
  • Ages 7-10: ButterfliesFossil HuntCave ExplorationsSomething Fishy
  • Ages 11-12: ButterfliesFossil HuntSomething Fishy

Prices

Birthday parties last two hours and are $225 for Museum Members and $250 for non-members for up to 10 children (birthday child is free). Additional children are $15 each, with a maximum of five.

Butterflies birthday parties cost an additional $50 for Butterfly Rainforest admission for 10 children and two adults (birthday child is FREE). Additional children are $19 each, with a maximum of five. Additional adult Butterfly Rainforest admissions are $9 each.

Reservations

Birthday party dates may be reserved up to three months in advance. A $50 deposit is required to reserve your day and time. A confirmation will be sent upon receipt of deposit.

Birthday parties are available the second week of August through the first week of June.

To make a reservation, use the form below or call 352-273-2061.

Reserve Your Party Date Online!

What dates and times are available?

Birthday parties are available the second week of August through the first week of June.

Saturdays: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-4 p.m.

Sundays: 2-4 p.m.

How much do Birthday parties cost?

Fossil HuntCave Explorations,Something Fishy Themes Members Non-members
1-10 children $225 $250
Each additional child $15 $15
Butterflies Theme * Members Non-members
1-10 children $275 $300
Each additional child $19 $19
Each additional adult $9 $9

A $50 deposit is required three weeks in advance to reserve your date and time of Birthday Party. Payment in the form of cash, check (made payable to University of Florida), Visa, MasterCard or American Express is accepted. Full payment is due the day of the Birthday party. Your damage deposit will be refunded if no special cleaning is necessary and no damage is found after your party.

Butterflies party fees include Butterfly Rainforest admission for 10 children and two adults. Extra adult admissions to the Rainforest are the responsibility of the birthday party host. Refunds will not be given for weather-related cancellations.

Visit the Frequently Asked Section for More information

Scout Programs

Scouts Programs at Florida Museum of Natural History

Scouts Explorations

Let the Museum be a part of your scouting experience! Sign up your Boy or Girl Scout group for a weekend program to earn part or all of the requirements for many different badges, journeys, belt loops and pins.

Boy Scouts (Coming Soon!)

Cub Scouts: Wildlife Conservation (belt loop and pin), Collecting (belt loop and info for pin)

Boy Scouts: Collecting, Indian Lore, Insect Study, Archaeology, Basketry, Bird Study

Girl Scouts

Brownies trying digging activity

Journeys (Coming Soon!)

Brownies: WOW, Brownie Quest, A World of Girls

Juniors: Get Moving!, Agent of Change, aMUSE

Skill Building Badges

Brownies: Bugs*, Home Scientist, Senses, Inventor

Juniors: Flowers*, Detective, Animal Habitats

* This program uses the Butterfly Rainforest

Registration Information

Available times: Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.; Sunday 2-4 p.m.

Each program requires a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 scouts. The Museum requires a 10-to-1 ratio of scouts per chaperone for all programs.

A deposit of $50 is required to reserve your troop’s spot. Chaperones are free. Fees for all participants must be paid in one payment. Note: Cost per scout and additional fees for programs that include admission to the Butterfly Rainforest or temporary exhibit coming soon!

Refunds will be made for cancellations received five business days before the scheduled program, minus a $20 administrative fee. Refunds will not be made for weather-related cancellations.

Ready to register or have a question? Please contact Amanda Harvey, 352-273-2055 or aerickson@flmnh.ufl.edu.

Be sure to check out our scout-friendly events where you can use the experience to work toward your belt loops, pins and badges!

Starry Night | Nov. 30, 2012

Can You Dig It | March 16, 2013

Earth Day BioBlitz | April 20, 2013

School Outreach Programs (All Grades)

Outreach Programs at Florida Museum of Natural History (All Grades)

Bring the Museum to your classroom!

The Florida Museum of Natural History currently offers five Inquiry Box outreach programs for use in the classroom. A free 45-minute educational program using artifacts and natural history objects is delivered by museum staff or volunteers to enhance science and social studies lessons or Museum field trips.

Download Inquiry Boxes Flier

Inquiry Boxes may be kept in your classroom for two (2) weeks at a cost of $25/box, allowing students to further examine the hands-on items and other materials included in the box. Teachers will be responsible for returning the Inquiry Boxes to the Museum.

To reserve an Inquiry Box and presentation, please email carlislej@flmnh.ufl.edu or call 352-273-2026.

Outreach programs Available

Florida’s Butterflies & Moths

Suitable for: All ages but geared to K-4th grade

Participants will:

  • Learn about the life cycle of butterflies and moths.
  • Learn how butterflies and moths are similar and different.
  • Examine actual moths and butterflies found in Florida and discuss sizes, colors, and body parts.
  • Gain a better understanding of how important camouflage and adaptation methods are for survival.
  • Understand that Lepidoptera have scales covering their wings.
  • Experience how Lepidoptera see with their compound eyes.

The Florida’s Butterflies and Moths Inquiry Box (a large plum duffle bag) contains books (both fiction and nonfiction), a video, word cards, laminated teaching aids and a teacher’s guide (including a suggested approach sheet). This Inquiry Box features 14 shared boxes, each designed to be explored by 1-3 students.

Inquiry Box contents - Butterflies and Moths

Each shared box contains:

  • One clear plastic box containing 1 of 4 Florida butterflies
  • One box containing 1 of 3 Florida moths
  • Packet of cards for identifying the above (Within the 14 boxes, there are 7 different Florida moths and butterflies.)
  • 2 magnifying glasses
  • 2 eyepiece teleidoscopes
  • Packet of plastic life cycle parts
  • Butterfly finger puppet
  • This Inquiry Box was designed using the Sunshine State Standards and is intended to enhance FCAT preparation.

Educators’ Guide & Recommended Reading

Florida’s Reptiles & Amphibians

Suitable for: All ages but geared to K-3rd grade

Participants will:

  • Discover the great variety of reptiles and amphibians that make their home in Florida: crocodilians, snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders.
  • Learn how reptiles and amphibians are the same and how they are different.
  • Hold a snake shed and learn why and how snakes shed their skin.
  • Learn what a tadpole is and how it is part of the transformation from egg to frog through the process called metamorphosis.
  • Discover the difference between warm blooded and cold blooded animals by using a simple thermometer.

The Florida’s Reptiles and Amphibian Inquiry Box (2 green suitcases) contains books (both fiction and nonfiction), a video, 6 replicas, word cards, laminated teaching aids and a teacher’s guide (including a suggested approach sheet). This Inquiry Box features 14 shared boxes, each designed to be explored by 1-3 students.

Inquiry Box contents - Reptiles & Amphibians

Each box contains:

  • Envelope A contains a real snake shed
  • Envelope B has a hands on camouflage activity
  • Envelope C contains a flat thermometer
  • Envelope D contains 6 frog metamorphosis cards
  • 2 sock puppets
  • Replica of a snapping turtle

This Inquiry Box was designed using the Sunshine State Standards and is intended to enhance FCAT preparation.

Florida’s Seminole People

Suitable for: All ages but geared to K-5th grade

Participants will:

  • Learn about the way of life of the Seminole people of Florida, both today and when the word Seminole first came into use.
  • Explore customs, clothing, food sources, housing, economics and government as a way to learn about these early Floridians.
  • Find out how adaptability and resourcefulness have led to the survival of the Seminole culture, after only a few Seminole escaped attempts at deportation.
  • Try on a Seminole vest or skirt and learn how the sewing machine changed the traditional clothing.

Inquiry Box contents - Florida's Seminole People

The Florida’s Seminole Peoples Inquiry Box (a black suitcase) contains books, (both fiction and nonfiction), a video, word cards, laminated pictures and teaching aids, replicas, sweetgrass basket, Seminole doll, patchwork samples, a vest and/or skirt, and more. There is a teacher’s guide which includes a suggested approach sheet. There are many hands-on articles along with a bingo-type game.

This Inquiry Box was designed using the Sunshine State Standards and is intended to enhance FCAT preparation.

 Teacher’s Guide to Florida’s Native People

This teacher’s guide may be used for Inquiry Box presentations, Inquiry Box loans and museum visits. The guide contains information on Florida’s Indian people, information on associated subjects and related fields of study, vocabulary and suggested activities. All activities are designed to integrate social studies, language arts, math and science in a unified learning experience. Permission is granted to reproduce the information and activities for student and teacher use. All guides are in PDF format.

Northern Florida’s Early Native People

Suitable for: All ages but geared to 3rd-5th grade

Participants will:

  • Investigate the lives of Florida’s early native peoples from the hunting-and-gathering Paleoindians to the farming Apalachee and Timucuan peoples.
  • Learn about their culture, community, clothing, games, houses, tools, food and trade items.
  • Find out how life changed in Florida after the arrival of European explorers.
  • Hold and explore replicas and ancient artifacts.

The Florida’s Northern Early Native People Inquiry Box (2 large royal blue suitcases) contains books (both fiction and nonfiction), a video, word cards, laminated teaching aids and a teacher’s guide (including a suggested approach sheet). This Inquiry Box features 14 shared boxes, each designed to be explored by 1-3 students.

Inquiry Box contents - North Florida Early Native People

Each shared box contains:

  • Celt
  • Chunky stone
  • Owl totem replica
  • Food packet (corn kernel, pumpkin seeds, dried bean, jerky, seashell, sunflower seed, peach pit, fish bones, acorns, shark tooth, and peas)
  • Trade bag (bell, glass beads, jewelry, mica, potsherd, quartzite, seashells, shark tooth, and string)
  • 2 pieces of terra cotta clay
  • Packet with fibers for cord making

This Inquiry Box was designed using the Sunshine State Standards and is intended to enhance FCAT preparation.

Teacher’s Guide to Florida’s Native People

This teacher’s guide may be used for Inquiry Box presentations, Inquiry Box loans and museum visits. The guide contains information on Florida’s Indian people, information on associated subjects and related fields of study, vocabulary and suggested activities. All activities are designed to integrate social studies, language arts, math and science in a unified learning experience. Permission is granted to reproduce the information and activities for student and teacher use. All guides are in PDF format.

Southern Florida’s Early Native People

Suitable for: All ages but geared to 3rd-5th grade

Participants will:

  • Discover the people who inhabited South Florida, descendants of the Paleoindians and Archaic people who came to Florida thousands of years ago.
  • See replicas of early Indian crafts – a wooden Ivory Billed Woodpecker plaque, a mask, a hammer, a scoop and the feline statue.
  • Find out what middens (old trash heaps) tell us about diet, culture, and climate.
  • Learn how the early people made cord and rope.
  • Read a translation from Spanish records about the Calusa.
  • Handle ancient tool artifacts – points, knives, drills, and scrapers.

The Southern Florida Early Native People Inquiry Box (a large red suitcase and a small red duffle bag) contains books (both fiction and nonfiction), a video, word cards, laminated teaching aids, replicas, artifacts, a timeline, a game, a sorting tray and a teacher’s guide (including a suggested approach sheet). This Inquiry Box features 14 shared boxes, each designed to be explored by 1-3 students.

Inquiry Box contents - South Florida Early Native People

Each shared box contains:

  • Sealed packet of 1000+ year old midden
  • Packet fishing gear – hook, net, net gauge, and illustration
  • Packet containing artifacts of tools with identification cards
  • Packet of fiber from which to make cord
  • Replica of the famous feline

This Inquiry Box was designed using the Sunshine State Standards and is intended to enhance FCAT preparation.

Teacher’s Guide to Florida’s Native People

This teacher’s guide may be used for Inquiry Box presentations, Inquiry Box loans and museum visits. The guide contains information on Florida’s Indian people, information on associated subjects and related fields of study, vocabulary and suggested activities. All activities are designed to integrate social studies, language arts, math and science in a unified learning experience. Permission is granted to reproduce the information and activities for student and teacher use. All guides are in PDF format.

School Field Trips

School Field Trips to Florida Museum of Natural History 

The Florida Museum has many new and exciting exhibitions, student programs and professional development opportunities for educators throughout the school year for School Field Trips.

To assist educators planning a School field trips to the Museum, guides for permanent and temporary exhibits are available. There are other classroom learning resources on the Museum’s website, including databases of specimens and artifacts in the Florida Museum’s collections, images, audio and video recordings, and much more that can be used before and after the School Field Trips.

You can also move the educational power of the Museum into your classroom with collections assembled in our Inquiry Boxes.

We look forward to seeing you soon on your next School Field Trips!

Guided School Field Trips Programs

Guided school program in South Florida hall

Join our museum docents on your School Field Trips for hands-on classroom activities and interactive walks through our state-of-the-art exhibits and outdoor natural areas!

  • Two program times available (10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.), each lasting one hour
  • Designed for grades K-8
  • Individualized to provide age-appropriate activities
  • Meet Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

Indoor School Field Trips Program Options

  • 10-60 students per program per School Field Trips
  • Groups with more than 60 students will be scheduled for back-to-back programs for School Field Trips
  • Groups over 120 may schedule two or more calendar dates for the same program or choose a self-guided program. Separate online reservation forms must be completed for each calendar date.
Titanoboa: Monster Snake (2013 School Year Only!)
Animal Adaptations and Environments
Butterfly and Moth Explorations
Fossils – No Bones About It!
Trails in Time – Florida’s Indian Peoples

Outdoor School Field Trips Program Options

  • 10-40 students per program per School Field Trips.
  • Groups with more than 40 students will be scheduled for back-to-back programs for School Field Trips
  • Groups over 80 may schedule two or more calendar dates for the same program or choose a self-guided program. Separate online reservation forms must be completed for each calendar date.

Nature Detectives

Venture outside to investigate how nature is interconnected through food chains, life cycles and adaptations in the pine forest and oak hammock ecosystems behind the Florida Museum. Use science process skills to examine habitat characteristics and predict how animals and plants have adapted to survive in them. SC.K.N.1.2, SC.1.N.1.3, SC.2.L.17.2, SC.3.N.1.6, SC.3.L.17.2, SC.4.L.17.4, SC.5.L.17.1

Available Oct. 2, 2012 – May 24, 2013

Program Fees and Times for Guided School Field Trips Programs

Program Type Availability Capacity* Times Student Rate Free Chaperones Additional Chaperones
NEW! Titanoboa: Monster Snake** Indoor Jan. 29-May 24 Thr-Fri (also Tue-Wed at 10 and 11:15) 60 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 $5 One free per 10 students $5
Animal Adaptations Indoor Oct. 2-May 24 Tue-Fri 60 10:00 11:15 $3 One free per 10 students $3
Butterfly & Moth Explorations** Indoor Oct. 2-May 24 Tue-Fri 60 10:00 11:15 $5 One free per 10 students $8
Fossils: No Bones About It! Indoor Oct. 2-May 24 Tue-Fri 60 10:00 11:15 $3 One free per 10 students $3
Nature Detectives Outdoor Oct. 2-May 24 Tue-Fri 40 10:00 11:15 $3 One free per 10 students $3
Trails in Time: Florida’s Indian People Indoor Oct. 2-May 24 Tue-Fri 60 10:00 11:15 $3 One free per 10 students $3

School Field Trips Groups of 61-120 will participate in both program times with students divided into two groups. School Field Trips Groups exceeding 120 may schedule two or more calendar dates for the same program or choose to self-guide. Separate online forms must be completed for each calendar date.

** The fee for these programs includes admission to the Titanoboa: Monster Snake or Butterfly Rainforest exhibits.

Self-Guided School School Field Trips Visits

School children looking though Fossil Hall jaw case

Self-guided visits are suitable for any school groups School Field Trips that prefer to visit the Museum without the benefit of docents or staff. Reservationsare required for all self-guided visits of 10 or more students to ensure a positive experience for your group.

A staff member will greet your group on your School Field Trips and facilitate check-in. After that, your group leaders are entirely responsible for the educational experience of the students.

Exhibit & Educator Guides are available for each of the permanent exhibits and many of the temporary exhibits. They contain information about the exhibits, discussion questions, classroom activities and related resources.

School Field Trips Reservations

Complete the Online Reservation Form to schedule a self-guided visit.

If you have questions, contact the Group Sales Coordinator, reservations@flmnh.ufl.edu, or 352-273-2027.

School Field Trips Self-Guided Admission (10 or more individuals)

Free admission* to all exhibits except the Butterfly Rainforest, Peanuts…Naturally and Titanoboa: Monster Snake.

Exhibit Dates Student Rate Free Chaperones Additional Chaperones
Butterfly Rainforest Year Round $4 One free per 10 students $7
Peanuts…Naturally Sept. 29, 2012-Jan. 2, 2013 $3 One free per 10 students $3
Titanoboa: Monster Snake Jan. 29-Aug. 11, 2013 $4 One free per 10 students $5
Best Value! Dates Student Rate Free Chaperones Additional Chaperones
Peanuts…Naturally Butterfly Rainforest Sept. 29, 2012-Jan. 2, 2013 $7 One free per 10 students $10
Titanoboa: Monster Snake Butterfly Rainforest Jan. 29-Aug. 11, 2013 $8 One free per 10 students $11

* Donations are accepted; suggested amounts are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Admission donations help support the Museum’s exhibitions and education programs.

Other Student and Teacher Resources Available for School Field Trips

Student and Teacher Guides

Exhibit Guides

MESS Early Childhood Curriculum

Project Butterfly Wings

Discover Science

Explore Science

Virtual Exhibit

Summer Camp Groups

Guided Tour Options

Join a knowledgeable Museum docent or staff member for an in-depth tour and lecture of the Museum exhibits and related areas. Available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. These tours are currently geared for an adult audience.

Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit Guided Tour

$11.50/person, 25 people max.

This tour is led by a Butterfly Rainforest staff member and lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Information provided covers butterfly identification, the life cycle, nectar plants and other food sources in the landscaping, and Rearing Laboratory operations.

Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit VIP Tour

$20/person, 12-15 people max.

The VIP tour is led by the Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit Manager and lasts approximately one hour. The tour begins with the “Wall of Wings” display and information about the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity collections, and continues through the Butterfly Rainforest with information on butterfly identification and lifecycle, and nectar plants and other food sources in the landscaping. The VIP tour ends with a behind-the-scenes look in the Rearing Lab and information about its operations.

Florida Fossils Exhibit Guided Tour

$3/person, 40 people max.

Drawing upon the Florida Museum’s internationally acclaimed fossil collections, the award-winning Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & Land exhibit describes the last 65 million years of Florida’s history. Walk through time beginning with the Eocene, when Florida was underwater, to the Pleistocene when the first humans arrived. Piece together a mystery skeleton to learn how paleontologists use fossils to understand periods of geologic time. This tour lasts approximately 60-90 minutes.

Florida’s Indian Peoples Exhibit Guided Tour

$3/person, 40 people max.

Archaeological evidence suggests people arrived in Florida about 12,000 years ago. Since then, Florida has been home to many groups of Indians including the powerful, extinct Calusa and the Seminoles and Miccosukee of today. How do we know about these people and their environment? Try your hand at rope making and examine artifacts while searching for answers to this question in three exhibits: South Florida People & Environments, Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife and Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the America. This tour lasts approximately 60-90 minutes.

Highlights Guided Tour

$3/person, 40 people max.

Want to see it all? This special tour highlights selected sections of the Florida Museum’s world-renowned permanent exhibitions including Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & LandSouth Florida People & Environment and Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife. This tour lasts approximately 60 minutes.

Self-Guided Group Rates

Suitable for groups that prefer independent exploration of the Museum. Community Group rates available Monday through Friday for groups of 10 or more.

Free admission* to all exhibits except the Butterfly Rainforest and Surfing Florida/Surf Science. Children under three (3) admitted free.

Exhibit Dates Adult Child (3-17)
Butterfly Rainforest Year Round $7.50 $5.50
Surfing Florida/Surf Science 8/31/2013 — 1/20/2014 $3.50 $3
Best Value! Dates Adult Child (3-17)
Surfing Florida/Surf Science & Butterfly Rainforest 8/31/2013 — 1/20/2014 $10.50 $8

Donations are accepted; suggested amounts are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Admission donations help support the Museum’s exhibitions and education programs.

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  • henry

    wow, i did not know there were ther places around this museum, a sea aquarium, and another museum, wow i can plan a full itinerary for me and the family

  • james

    damn, i love the live streaming video… very technological, not to mention the map is amazing too !!1

  • drake

    i came here the other day with a couple of my a friends, it was really fun…hard to believe that mammoth is actually real o.O