Amazed. I could not believe the expansive content housed in this museum. From the exterior, one would never guess all the treasures held within. I had traveled to Gainesville to see the REAL skull of an American Lion found at Ichetucknee Springs State Park. Who knew that North America had lions??!! I ended up spending all afternoon admiring the numerous skeletons of the MASSIVE ancient creatures that used to roam Florida. One of the docents told me that about 90% of the skeletons were real (although composites of several creatures) and were literally found within a 150-mile radius of Gainesville. Exhibits included: fossils, botany, Native American cultures, Butterflies, plus much more. No admission, but donations accepted. An additional Butterfly exhibit was available for a fee. I highly recommend a visit to this outstanding museum.
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