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Florida Museum of Natural History

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Address: 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
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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Great kid friendly venue

nothing but positive. all Free and kids love it every time we visit. Great interactive exhibits and play area

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nothing but positive. all Free and kids love it every time we visit. Great interactive exhibits and play area

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is world-class. It could be called the All-Things-North-Florida Museum as it covers so many things North Florida, from animals to history to geography to Native cultures and more. Its exhibits on the Calusa indigenous people are my favorite. Not far from the football stadium, so no excuses Gator fans, if you're in town for the weekend.

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend his museum to families. It does a great job of placing the local indigenous population into the history of geography of the area.We were unable to visit the butterfly exhibit because of the heavy rain. A museum staffer explained that we'd probably only see 10% of the butterflies in such weather. Next time!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love our local museum ! We go for all the exhibits that come through and always have fun . We loved their recent one with dangerous plants . We also go for Collectors Day in Jan. , so neat !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did not expect this quality of exhibit out of a university! We'd been to many museums while on our trip, but this one was one of the neatest. From the butterfly sanctuary, to the underwater exhibit, we all were wowed. It is a small museum, but still very very nice.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Museum for anyone interested in what type of fossils are located in Florida. Caters to science and the future of our knowledge.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome! Totally exceeded all my expectations can't wait until we can go back again! This is a definite must visit

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Udine, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

The entrance is free, but I STRONGLY encourage you to leave a small donation to support this wonderful initiative. Themes include: paleonthology, featuring skeletons of several extinct animals, including a huge mammouth a very detailed butterfly section, featuring a large number of dead exemplars exhibited, a relatively large number of live samples that you can observe through a window, some... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

What a great place to stop in and go through if you are in the area. Very clean, informative and up to date. The staff is great and will gladly answer your questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Children and adults will be well entertained. There is a children's area. Exhibits on Florida history. Very interesting! If you have time pay extra and visit the butterfly garden.

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