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Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
352-846-2000
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums
Description: Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.
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Greenville, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We went to see the butterflies but everything about this museum was top notch. When we arrived we spent time in the rest of the museum before going into the Butterfly Rainforest because we wanted to catch the 2:00 pm butterfly release and got to the museum about 10:30 am. We did not have to worry about something to keep... More

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Auckland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Free entrance and great layout. You learn a lot about prehistory of Florida and its people. Many prehistoric animal skeletons and great detail about Florida's first people with detailed displays.

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Gainesville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

From dinosaurs to butterflies and lots in between there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't forget to visit the beautiful Butterfly Rainforest

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Gainesville, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Probably my #1 spot to take visitors to Gainesville. Fascinating and delightful every time. Butterfly atrium is loaded with visual delights from around the world, flora, fauna, and butterflies and birds. Fossils, indian history, a cave , special exhibits, and more. Do not miss.

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic. Every time I go to Ginesville always visit the Florida Museum of Natural History. I love to see the butterflies.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Learn about the history of Florida. Lots of fun hands on things for children to keep them entertained. New exhibits through out the year. Wheel chair accessible.

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Try to go when they are having a special exhibit, but even without that there are caves simulating natural Florida, giant shark teeth and lots of things to touch and explore. The butterfly garden is amazing... well worth the extra fee. You might also want to go next door to the art museum to enjoy the art and have lunch... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Visited here with my grandchildren and they loved it. The play space for the kids was also a lot of fun. There was plenty to see and it was very educational..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's a great place to visit. Especially on hot or rainy days when outdoor activities are not possible. Take you time . and return often. There is so much to see!

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Hawkinsville, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We enjoyed visiting and visited the rainforest and the wolf wolf exhibit while we were there.Most def somewhere to visit with a family so much to see we spent 3 hrs in here.

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