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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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educational as well as fun. When my boy was little and home schooled, we would visit there frequently. I - father - enjoy the museum also. I like the Thursday night parties. (my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kim W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

educational as well as fun. When my boy was little and home schooled, we would visit there frequently. I - father - enjoy the museum also. I like the Thursday night parties. (my word) We like the frequent various special showings.

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Thank Kim W
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While most natural history museums all seem to focus on the same exact things with the token mastodon and mammoth skeletons, this museum went beyond that. Granted, they did have mammoth and mastodon skeletons, but they also had really interesting exhibits on all kinds of other creatures, critters, plants and people that once lived and in some cases still live... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's good place spend time and educate young children about history and animals. This museum has largest Collection of butterflies.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

kids, 5 and 9, both find a lot to do here. The museum is more expansive than it appears. The butterfly collections are awesome. The museum is free, with additional entrance fees for the butterfly garden and special exhibits. Definitely worth a visit.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my daughter, her boyfriend and my grandson and we all had a good time, also saw the special exhibit called Wicked Plants which runs through Jan15th and we also enjoyed that part of the exhibits, it was for Florida a colder day with a high of 49 so it was a great way to do several things in comfort.... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the day we went parking was free. we went to see the Butterflies and the museum was a great addition to see, the exhibits were very informative and if you have children a must see and do.even us adults find it informative.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for the "Wicket Plants" exhibit and were impressed by the creativity of this exhibit. There was a lot of information presented in a really unique format. We tend to come up from Tampa about once a year for a special exhibit. The regular museum and butterfly aviary are also really good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Florida Museum of Natural History is perfect for small children and adults. Lot's of information on Florida's history including local treasures.

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Thank Jeremy L
Miami
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance is free and the museum is beautiful inside. Spent the whole day there. Worth the trip to go.

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Thank Maritza C
Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family and I enjoyed walking back through Florida's history and ecology. The museum is free but it's confusing because they sell tickets to the main attractions but you can simply walk to the right or left of the ticket counter and enjoy the rest of the museum (they have the pay section roped off with an attendant there to check... More 

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