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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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We learned a lot about Florida!

Great exhibits that show the history of Florida including the indian culture and habitat. We spent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LIer-Native
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Melbourne, Florida
A must see if you are visiting!

A spectacular museum and wonderful store! It is top notch in every way. Great traveling exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terri R
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Gainesville, 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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“all ages” (58 reviews)
“discovery room” (12 reviews)
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3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibits that show the history of Florida including the indian culture and habitat. We spent a couple of hours here and really enjoyed it.

Thank LIer-Native
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spectacular museum and wonderful store! It is top notch in every way. Great traveling exhibitions in addition to permanent ones, like the history of the Florida American Indians and the Butterfly garden and exhibitions. One can spend a peaceful afternoon on a weekday in...More

Thank Terri R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is celebrating its 100th Birthday with an exciting exhibit of the best of pieces from its vast collections from fossils to feathered headdresses. So much to see in the permanent exhibits as well as the brand new children’s discovery room. This is the...More

Thank SearlesGirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

easy to find location, free entrance to the museum( pay for the butterfly rainforest) great dioramas on Florida history, flora and fauna that the kids love

Thank libragirl067
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Went to Gainesville for a Florida Gator football game that started at 7pm so this was a great way to pass the time in the morning before exploring the rest of the UF campus. Lots of exhibits, many of them interactive and highly recommended for...More

1  Thank JoeGator
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Joe Gator, Thank you for the comments and we're glad you were able to visit before the game. (Sounds like your visit may have been the highlight of the weekend?) ;) Hopefully the Gators can start putting up some W's, and we hope you...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Cute , compact museum but full of really interesting artifacts of Florida History , and it's free. The fossils and butterfly garden were the highlights for me . Worth checking out , really don't have anything to lose .

Thank Mandee S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Based in Gainesville, FL, this compact museum provides a nice experience for young and old alike. Recent updates to their holdings include a whale skeleton that joins the ever present Mastodon and updated experiential exhibits that will be of interest to everyone. Also located in...More

Thank Gators-on-the-go
Reviewed 9 October 2017

On a free afternoon, we went to the museum. We found that the exhibits were somewhat disappointing--less that top quality. We also could not go into the Butterfly Rain-forest as a constant parade of students kept it full to overflowing.More

1  Thank Lancealot13
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi Lance S, Thanks for your comments. I was surprised to hear you feel our exhibits are less than top quality. You didn't give any specific examples, but that's typically the exact opposite reaction we hear from most guests. While our exhibit space is not...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This butterfly museum is so neat and very fun to take kids and adults of all ages. It is very educational as well. The parking is usually free and close. Check the Museum website as this is not a year round exhibit. You will not...More

Thank TravelsnobCRA
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Come spend a couple hours reviewing the exhibits in the museum. Kids will love the exhibits which have interactive types to engage the kids. This is a place to spend quality time to learn something about culture in Florida.

Thank sandramerwin
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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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