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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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What a hidden gem! Loved the butterfly exhibit and the shark exhibit. It is well designed to take small children, some interactive items.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Hernando, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What a hidden gem! Loved the butterfly exhibit and the shark exhibit. It is well designed to take small children, some interactive items.

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum. Fun place to browse. Butterfly rain forest is soothing and beautiful. Excellent information about Indian tribes in Florida as well as interactive displays. Good way to spend a rainy day.

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Gainesville, Florida
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Small, but absolutely wonderful for younger children. The displays are very informative and designed so the even younger children can see and learn. Adults can enjoy it too.

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The first thing I like about this museum is though small it is spacious. You don't bump in to someone while moving around. This a great place to spend a day with your kids on a rainy day or a really hot day. You learn a lot about the history of Florida. There is a travelling exhibit for every six... More 

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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My family and I went by the museum. Honestly I didn't really expect too much. The fossil collection at this museum is impressive! The exhibits are masterfully put together in chronological order. Unfortunately I didn't have time to see all of the exhibits. They also have a explore station for kids.

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Lake Placid, Florida
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This museum offers a wonderful variety of Florida exhibits including a butterfly rainforest, wonderful travelling exhibits, a Florida fossil exhibit with prehistoric animals, a Florida Native American exhibit, an exhibit on the terrain of Northwest Florida, habitats of Florida, among others. You can spend several hours here easily. This is definitely a worthwhile stop in Gainesville.

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gainesville, fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

THis is a free museum that holds the entire history of florida, its people and animals. There are true to life exhibits with SOOO much to see and do. The kids will really enjoy seeing all the skeletons of all the prehistoric animals and all the artifacts of the area. There is a discovery zone for kids to play and... More 

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great Museum in Gainesville Florida. We can spend quite a bit of time at this Museum rich with information. Our favorite are the animal room, the history of the Native Floridans and of course the Butterfly exhibit.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Enjoyed our trip through the museum and especially the current exhibit "Sue" - the largest intact tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever discovered. This is also where you can go through the butterfly garden that's relatively famous in this area. Fun exhibits but not very large museum, 90 minutes and you'll see the whole thing and then some.

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Hampstead, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What a wonderful way to spend the day! Something for everyone. They even had an exploration room for the kids. Well worth the trip!

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