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Florida Museum of Natural History

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Address: 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone Number: 352-846-2000
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Description: Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the...
Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.
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Much More than We Expected

We were expecting a smaller museum with a few exhibits, but once we started into the exhibits, Wow! There is a lot more there than initially meets the eye. Very nice, newer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Vermontville, Michigan
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Vermontville, Michigan
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were expecting a smaller museum with a few exhibits, but once we started into the exhibits, Wow! There is a lot more there than initially meets the eye. Very nice, newer exhibits, some of them interactive for the kids. Tells you a lot about Florida's ancient geography, animals, people's, and current issues. They also have a butterfly exhibit and... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

FREE! Thats the best part, it was very informative, great place to visit. You can spend at least 3 hours here, lots of things to see. I took two teenagers and they had fun.

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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This museum has a ton of information on the natural history of the state of Florida. Admission to the regular exhibits is free. When we were there they had a big T. Rex on loan from Chicago, I believe. That was a small separate admission charge, but well worth it - the skeleton was impressive, and they also had a... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We mainly went to see Sue (the T. Rex), but our grandchildren loved the whole place. There was so much for them to see and do. It was hard to get them out of the Discovery Room, but once we did, they enjoyed all of the other exhibits. Be careful, though. With two separate gift shops the main one and... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Museum was recently updated and my July trip was the best ever. Loved the informative Sue exhibit and had lots of fun with the interactive displays. The butterflies were magnificent and staff members were helpful and knowledgeable. This is a stop in Gainesville that you don't want to miss!

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Virginia Beach, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

FMNH is a very neat museum, free of charge. Our 14 month old daughter enjoys the play area just inside the entrance. There is a dark cave to walk around inside, live butterflies, Native American exhibit, and you can see inside a University of Florida laboratory from inside the museum. Definitely worth checking out!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a nice museum. It is overall a small facility, but the exhibits were great and it was enough for a nice afternoon.

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Crestview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a hidden gem. It is a quiet and interesting museum on campus at UF with no fee to enter. There are many high quality exhibits including the Florida natural scenery along with fossils and history. If you are in the area it is worth checking out. The kids will enjoy the butterfly garden and the Marianna cavern exhibit.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful museum, great chance to learn some things about Florida natural history. The Butterfly Rainforest is very peaceful and cool, with lots of butterflies of all different species. Got to visit the T-Rex Sue exhibition, was very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Really cool museum to see! So many interesting things in history! Definitely worth a visit! You could spend hours in there!

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Additional Information about Florida Museum of Natural History

Address: 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone Number: 352-846-2000
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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