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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 20 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is one of the best things you can do in Gainesville. With so much rain over the holiday, it was a perfect place to visit. Great parking.

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Cairo, Egypt
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It has a little something for everyone, based on what the visitor's like: History, Marine, Nature or all of them you will enjoy it very much, the Dog-to-Wolf part was a bit disappointing.

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Interesting info on Florida and it's early Indians. And, of course, there is the butterfly rainforest to see!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
60 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum was smaller than I had anticipated and I kept wandering around looking to see if there was more around a corner. However the displays there are excellent, especially the local information ones. Good for young children. Shop has lots of educational toys for children and some really pretty locally made jewellery. there were seats outside which looked as... More

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Tampa, Florida
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20 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were happy to have chosen a hotel (UF Hilton) directly across the street from this museum and were thrilled to visit it again and again during our stay in Gainesville! It is engaging for all age groups. Young children had plenty of hands-on activities, and my teens were enthralled with the fossils exhibits. My husband loved the areas on... More

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Orlando, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Liked the fact that this was a free museum. The wolf to woof exhibit and butterfly rainforest cost extra. If you are into evolution and have kids do the wolf to woof. I was not impressed by this exhibit and was annoyed that I paid money to see it. The evolution theory is evident with Darwin's religion. The best part... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We took our two grandkids five and three to the museum on a rainy afternoon. We walked through all the exhibits and read a lot of the information to the kids. The were thrilled with the underwater portion and enjoyed seeing the creatures that live there. The most wonderful part of their adventure was the kid-friendly room full of hands-on... More

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Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A large variety of very informative and interactive displays. Native plants on sale for visitors. Too much to see in a day. Plan on coming back! A nice day trip.

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Bradenton, Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

So interesting to see the natural display of nature. Very realistic . The long gone sharks that were in Florida was really amazing. We had no idea such had existed. The only one still in life is the great white. Nice bird environment , especially the osprey. We enjoyed this place.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Awesome place to visit! The main museum is free and a small fee for the changing exhibits. We did pay to see Wolf to Woof and the Butterflies. Both were worth it. Lots of interesting facts and very knowledgeable staff. Would highly recommend a trip to this museum if ever in the area.

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