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“I would never bother with the drive again”
Review of Gillespie Museum

Gillespie Museum
Ranked #21 of 61 things to do in DeLand
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Gillespie Museum, Stetson University’s earth science museum, houses an historic mineral collection, with nearly a thousand of its 15,000 specimens on display in changing exhibits. There are also small galleries devoted to natural history, collecting, Florida ecosystems, fluorescent minerals, volcanism and the rock cycle. The grounds of the museum and of the adjacent Rinker Environmental Learning Center provide outdoor classrooms and native plant landscapes. Hours may vary during holidays and university breaks. Please see website for more information.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We decided to make the drive from Daytona to DeLand (45 min from the beach) because of the great write up that the museum had in the tourism booklet at our hotel. The book said that their hours were 10-4. To get out of the sun we popped the kids in the car and drove the distance. Got there and found a hand written sign on the door explaining Summer Hours..they close at 3PM; we got there at 3:01.

I would never waste the time to go there again. It is a tiny "house-like" building. If they are going to have special hours during high tourism season (SUMMER vacations) perhaps you should put that in your AD?!

3  Thank 2kids4me
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