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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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A beautiful butterfly rainforest.

This is a beautiful museum belonging to the University of Florida. The exhibits are excellent and they rotate special attractions regularly, such as Sue, the huge T Rex skeleton... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful museum belonging to the University of Florida. The exhibits are excellent and they rotate special attractions regularly, such as Sue, the huge T Rex skeleton. The butterfly rainforest is a huge draw, and you can also see where the butterflies are raised inside the museum. Very interesting, especially for children. Well worth a trip while you're... More 

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Gainesville
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Learn about the native indians that had settled in Florida. Their culture and existence. Rare artifacts and bones. Florida's history layed out in a relaxing easily walked through museum. Learning about conservation, leaving our 'carbon footprints' and how to reduce is a just a few surprises that await the visitor. Seating areas for sitting and enjoying the sights throughtout.

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Pinellas Park, Florida, USA
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53 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited here with the purpose of seeing the Sue exhibit, a replica of the largest, most complete T-Rex ever found. There's a fee for this, but the rest of the museum is free (except the butterfly rainforest, which also has a fee, separate from Sue). It was an interesting exhibit, but since it was only a single dinosaur, it... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went with my son to see the new dinosaur exhibit Sue. We had a great time and the exhibit was well put together and very educational.

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Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had two friends in town and we needed an afternoon indoor activity in gainesville. An hour spent at the musuem (free admission portion) was a way to beat the summer heat and thunderstorms. Lots to see and very informational

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A must do whenever we visit Gainesville! Such a great set up inside. Seriously, just check the place out! And it's free! Can't really beat that :)

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georgia
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50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The museum is fantastic for young and old. The museum is free and the exhibits are very good. I would highly recommend stopping in Gainesville Florida and visit the Museum. Florida you can be proud.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went with my boys (ages 6 and 12)... and there's alot of hands on and interactive activities for kids. The price for the Butterfly Rainforest and other special exhibits are reasonably priced... extra discounts if you're a Florida resident. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nice place to visit! There are a lot of stuff there. O would recommend to go with children or family! Children will enjoy it for sure! well as well as adults!)

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I went on a University field trip from Orlando, and we just had a blast. It was basically another thing in Gainesville that we were pleasantly surprised about. There is an area where you can go and watch Butterflies as they come out of their cocoon. A good experience if you've got small children.

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Additional Information about Florida Museum of Natural History

Address: 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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