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Florida Museum of Natural History

Address: 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone Number: 352-846-2000
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.

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Pensacola, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum, but very interactive. I have a 2 year old and there was plenty for her to do, even in the Sue dinosaur exhibit. The butterfly house was great for her, as there was a lot of butterflies and birds to watch. There is a little play room with different activities for smaller kids. The gift... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I was in town because I had to stop at the VA, we popped in because it was close to the hospital. They let me in for free being military. It was nicer then I imagined. You can't touch the butterflies that was a bummer but still nice. They even have a casting of sue the T. rex it was... More 

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Central Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Strange title, but, well the place was very interesting. It made you think and ask so many questions, like was were Calusa's clothing made from? Woven skirts and deerskin britches? Did they have fabric? The giant sloth blew me away. Well done. Bravo. The outdoor walks were great, as well. The location is great if you have folks with varied... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you are in Gainesville this is a nice way to spend an hour or two....I would definitely add on the Butterfly Rainforest along with the Museum.

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Gainesville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Educational, but also fun. Beautifully crafted attractions and interactive things to see and do as well. There are also a number of events that take place at this museum and they transform the museum to fit the theme of that event. It's amazing! Worth a trip, for sure!

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

So many things to see here and so interesting. I love it! I want to check out the other events that happen here too. If you are visiting Gainesville you have to come and see this. It isn't much to see the exhibits!

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Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Fabulous ! Fabulous !! Fabulous !!!! A MUST see/visit. Plan to walk slowly so you will not miss any of these beautiful creatures. Guides are very helpful & you will hopefully see the butterflies as they released.

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Fort Myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

An educational and fun trip to this museum was perfect for family members of greatly varying ages. There was a rainforest! The visit was planned, when rain changed our outdoor plans. It was serendipitous. Everyone enjoyed it. We were only there for an hour. We need to go back. There's so much more to see.

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Port Orange, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We paid to see all the exhibits, including the butterfly rainforest and megladon.. Lots of wonderful displays.. wasn't as large as I expected but a great couple of hours well spent..

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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I went there specifically for that and was not disappointed. Small price to pay for lot of quality time that you get to spend with them. For photographers: bring your macro lenses but come earlier in the day to effectively use ambient light because the setting is like a tropic garden and there is not much light available for slower... More 

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