Arts and Culture

The Arts on Campus

Whether you're looking to spend some time wandering around a museum or want to drop your books for a while for some entertainment, the UF Cultural Plaza is for you.

The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

Featuring a permanent collection of more than 9,000 original works, the Harn Museum of Art houses a variety of paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, photographs and cultural objects. The museum also features a variety of changing exhibitions and a full range of educational programs.


African, Asian, Modern and Contemporary Art

More than 1,500 objects from major contemporary artists are displayed in the expansive Mary Ann Cofrin Pavilion of the Harn Museum.

The Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The Phillips Center for the Performing Arts regularly attracts a range of world-class performances including symphony orchestras, Broadway plays, opera and large-scale ballet.


Take in a Show

The Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and share in the enjoyment of music, theatre, dance and special lectures. Discover the most innovative artists of the new generation alongside the world's most beloved living masters.


Florida Museum of Natural History

UF is home to Florida's official state natural history museum and one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing museums dedicated to natural history. It houses eight permanent exhibits, limited-time-only featured exhibits, and a Butterfly Rainforest, housing one of the world's largest collections of butterflies and moths. The outdoor section of the Rainforest support hundreds of living butterflies and moths from around the world.


Shark Row

Walk along Shark Jaw Row, part of the fossil exhibits at the Florida Museum of Natural History. These mighty jaws range in height from 2-9 feet, including the jaw of the extinct giant Megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived.