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Florida Museum of Natural History

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3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
+1 352-846-2000
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Free and enjoyable!

We took our 2 year old grandson several weeks ago. We all had a blast. Fun, educational with a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pascale S
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Gainesville, Florida
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Loved It

This place is pretty awesome. A lot to see for sure. Very clean and lots of interesting things to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cowgirlkc
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our 2 year old grandson several weeks ago. We all had a blast. Fun, educational with a friendly staff!

Thank Pascale S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is pretty awesome. A lot to see for sure. Very clean and lots of interesting things to do. Admission is free. We paid to see the Frog Exhibit and the Butterfly Rainforest.

1  Thank Cowgirlkc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place, the butterfly area is outstanding!!!! Great for the whole family! The parking is also great.

Thank rogergcam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads of interesting items for young and old. Great place to learn about Florida or bring your kids of all ages for interactive learning. Wonderful and well done exhibits of Florida's History!

Thank _bigmamad552
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this museum of the history of Florida. The butterfly garden was beautiful🦋 This is a fun place for all ages and should be a must stop in Gainesville.

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here because of the butterfly and the frog exhibit which were both wonderful. The frog exhibit is traveling and leaves after September 4th, if you want to see this before it goes. The natural history museum part is free but it's $15.50 (Senior citizen...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely the best natural history museum in the state of Florida and well worth a visit,it's collections includes specimens from fossils to butterflies and interesting exhibits on Florida's native American tribes both ancient such as the Calusa and more modern like the Seminole...More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free admission, $4 all day parking; amazing collection of fossils particularly the presentation of different massive life size prehistoric shark jaws with teeth- unique to this museum. Other fossils found in the area ; they have a butterfly garden that costs extra. Great 3 hour...More

Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Big_bro_1_usa, Thanks for the comments and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! Please note parking is free on weekends and state and UF holidays. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable time at the museum. The exhibits were informative and well done. I enjoyed learning about the Indians and the different landscapes of Florida. The shark jaws were really cool to see. The sizes of the jaws and seeing the teeth of...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I believe the kids and I read every word in the museum. I brought a 6,9, and 11 year old with me and they very much loved the museum. The volunteer just inside the door by the frog exhibit with the owl pellets, I'm sorry...More

Thank Heather B
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Lilokinsey
30 November 2016|
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Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
This is a little bit complicated. I will summarize it, and tell you how to access the museum website. General admission is free, although the university suggests an entirely voluntary donation of $6 for adults, $4 for... More
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staysinhotel
4 June 2016|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for the question. As you stated, everyone goes at a different pace. If experiencing the entire Museum, including the free permanent exhibits, as well as the featured exhibit (currently "Wicked Plants") and... More
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Laura B
9 September 2015|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, there are handicapped spaces just north of the Florida Museum front doors, as well as additional spots just past the parking attendant booth. After pulling into the parking lot, go straight past the parking... More
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