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Florida Museum of Natural History

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Address: 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
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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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Amazing Florida History

This is a free exhibit (not including the Frogs and Butterfly exhibits) that is very interesting for young and older adults alike. Many exhibits of the various eras in Florida's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sarasota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a free exhibit (not including the Frogs and Butterfly exhibits) that is very interesting for young and older adults alike. Many exhibits of the various eras in Florida's history with specimens of the various animals inhabiting those eras

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited several times and each was a unique experience. The butterfly forest is always fascinating- just to be in the midst of so many different butterflies and see how they interact. Makes for a fun and relaxing time.

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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You must see the Butterfly Garden. This is a hidden gem of a Museum. Bought some plant for a butterfly garden there.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best butterfly exhibits we have visited. Natural setting and a broad assortment of butterflies. Also went to an equally good exhibit on frogs from around the world.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free to visit this Florida Museum of Natural History. You can also buy a ticket to visit the Butterfly Rainforest inside. They have many intersting displays of our Florida natural history. They also have some special exhibitions from time to time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughters are 38 and 36 and ever since they were little tykes we went to the Florida State Museum almost weekly... of course it has become a much more impressive attraction since it moved many years ago to its new location on the UF campus, but it remains an amazing facility.... now I take my grandchildren and always am... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't give ourselves nearly enough time to do the museum justice, especially with their intriguing traveling special on plants. So we turned around in less than a week and did another round. Still didn't see half of the exhibits so I'm sure we'll be back again soon. This University of Florida museum is a gem and not to be... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The mammal fossil exhibit is amazing! If you or your kids think that the only prehistoric animals worth your time are dinosaurs, you will be surprised. Also don't miss the butterfly exhibit and the many interesting reconstructions of Florida ecosystems.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a good experience to see history of Florida from different epochs in time Recommended for anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always introduce this gem to our-of-town guests, and always hear great feedback! Many Florida residents outside of Gainesville don't know about this place, and that it serves as the collective repository for natural artifacts from the entire state. Amazing exhibits and collections, even for novices. The butterfly garden is so impressive, not just for kids and nature lovers -... More 

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