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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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Neat place to visit

Totally worth the while. Interesting relics found right here in Gainesville. From Indian relics to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cynthia R
Bargain!

You pay $4 to park but the museum is free and a great place to take the family, including kids... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Morris N
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Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (61 reviews)
“discovery room” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
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3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
+1 352-846-2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Totally worth the while. Interesting relics found right here in Gainesville. From Indian relics to Mammoth bones, its a must see based on donation only so the price is right!

Thank Cynthia R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You pay $4 to park but the museum is free and a great place to take the family, including kids. The Butterfly Museum is an $11 add on but if the weather is cold they don’t fly around so we didn’t go to that.More

Thank Morris N
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Morris N, Thanks for your review and compliments. I wanted to clarify parking is free on weekends, on state and University of Florida holidays, and in between semesters. And you are correct, the outside temperature typically needs to be at least 65 degrees and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see, explore, learn, and touch at this museum. Expansive collection with jaw dropping displays. Absolutely excellent display on the Native American population who once inhabited the area. Great place to spend several hours on a rainy day. You will have to pull...More

Thank profmom2017
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi profmom2017, Thanks for taking time to share your comments and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Just to clarify, while most of the Museum is free, we do charge for admission to the "Butterfly Rainforest" and most temporary featured exhibits, like "The Scoop...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Florida Museum of Natural History is a very cool museum. I really enjoyed the various exhibits, and found them to be interesting as well as educational. Being a native Floridian, I really liked the exhibits detailing Florida's ecosystem in addition to its history. The...More

Thank dcs1548
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi dcs1548, Thank you for the review and kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and hope you'll visit again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone there was so nice, It is so beautiful there Of course I love butterflies, we will be back to visit again soo I hope.

Thank N2432JFkarenl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take at least one day to explore all this museum has to offer. Too bad that I don´t live here. I´d go there again and again. The wolderful dioramas are as if you are stepping into new worlds. I loved the interesing topics on history...More

Thank Susanne900
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Susanne900, Wow, what a pleasant review to read on this first day of the new year! :) We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for sharing your comments. We hope you'll visit again if you're back in Gainesville. Kind regards, Paul...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife wanted to visit this museum for a while. We had a nice ride to Gainesville, FL to visit this museum. This is a way to better understand how Florida was developed. It had a lot of interesting exhibits and displays. There also was...More

Thank Dennis L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Play area for kids was most fun for our family, butterflies were nice, but not at cost charged per person. Staff seemed to like their jobs.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Museum covers a large area and is free except for the Butterfly Forest that we didn’t visit on this trip. Lots of excellent exhibits with interests for all ages. Be prepared to walk!More

1  Thank Linda H
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Hi Linda H, Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. We appreciate the compliment and are glad you enjoyed your visit. Just to clarify, normally there is also a charge for our featured exhibit. But our current featured exhibit "Rare, Beautiful & Fascinating:...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is a small but excellent museum just off Archer Road in Gainesville. The exhibits are well done, cronichaling the history of the Florida peninsula. A world-class butterfly research center and exhibit is on-site but has an admission charge.

Thank bverbos
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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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