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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 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Description: Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.
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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We'll done museum a little something for everyone's interests. Exhibits very well done. Facility is inviting and we'll kept. Staff is first class helpful and polite. Can't go wrong with a visit Plan to stay awhile and enjoy.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I've been to a lot of museums, including the Smithsonian (which the FL Museum of Natural History boasts is the biggest south of Smithsonian). This place is wonderful and has a lot of original artifacts. I'd like to see it a little bigger, but I take all my out of town visitors here. Always a hit.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have been here many times, and I enjoy it a lot. The atmosphere is nice, and the exhibits are quite enjoyable. I have brought many family members and friends (great spot for a first date).

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a great local place to take the kids and learn about the various exhibitions. Great location. Easy to get in and out.

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

was great so see many of floridas natural history under one roof. would take the neices and nephews there all the time. great education.

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The Villages, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is in part of the museum complex containing the Butterfly Rain Forest but it is free. It has several rooms containing much of the history of the area. It is the state of Florida official history museum. Among its rooms are exhibits of Florida's fossil and pre-historic animal life and has many rotating and visiting exhibits.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited the Florida Museum of Natural History for the history of Dogs exhibit. The museum was fun as usual and we learned a great deal.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a wonderful place to visit! Especially if you have little ones! Fun for adults too if you like fossils and butterflies. You can pay to go see traveling exhibits & do the butterfly house. We did not do that but we would next time. For free this is a MUST of you're in Gainesville!

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Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife saw this advertised and my grandson loves Butterflies. this place is amazing and just wonderful to visit. Thousands of beautiful BF's in the rain forest. They land on you, colors are amazing, even turtles and Koi fish in a pond. We also visit the evolution of the dog which shows how the dogs evolved from wolves and there... More

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St. Augustine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We are currently moving to the lake city area , and after a day of negotiations we where looking for something to do for not alit of money. So we decided on something fun and educational. Besides our daughter LOVES butterflies! It was wonderful! Only 2 exhibits cost money ( butterflies and wolf) all else free ( but donations are... More

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