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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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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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Pleasant afternoon, saw "ghost orchid"

Lovely afternoon when to hot to be outside. Visited museum and Butterfly garden. The staff are very informed and interested in helping visitors. We had an especially pleasant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Alachua, Florida
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Alachua, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely afternoon when to hot to be outside. Visited museum and Butterfly garden. The staff are very informed and interested in helping visitors. We had an especially pleasant young man volunteering this summer give us some information on Florida native birds and mammals. This is a great place to learn and enjoy the wonderful exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You'll find exhibits on everything from Florida fossils (really quite amazing) over Florida waterways and wildlife (great exploring for the kids, they even have a cave) to Florida People & Environments (very informative). The Butterfly Rainforest has an entrance fee. We visited the museum at least 10 times and still finds it interesting - so make sure to visit!

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Thank Heidi E
Winter Park, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum of Florida history. Educational and interactive. Kids love it. You wind through a maze of rooms and exhibits.

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Newberry, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They always have new exhibits, lived in Gainesville Fl for 16 years and always enjoy this museum. My son loves to visit, great for the family.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice museum for all ages. Kids will love all the hands on exhibits. This venue is a place for a nice afternoon.

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Thank marthadementev
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family always enjoys visits to this museum. Can't beat free and the kids can take the lead in running around at the museum

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Ocala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just went this weekend very good for all ages. We stopped by on a hot Sunday and had a good time it's free unless you want to go in the butterfly garden. They release butterflies it is great for the kids and adults as well. Don't miss out on this Jem.

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Thank Robert M
FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice natural museum on the University of Florida campus. Has had a nice display of "Sue" the skeleton of a T'rex. Has changing displays, check website for current exhibits. Good for well behaved children.displays. .

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For a smaller museum they pack in the exhibits. Lots of fun and educational things to see for all ages. Great way to spend an afternoon

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great attraction in Gainesville. The Butterfly Garden and exhibits are awesome. The current Wicked Plants exhibit is really fun and interesting.

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