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Florida Museum of Natural History

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Address: 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
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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 FREE Museum

Yes there is a part only if you want to go and pay to see butterfly garden and frog garden but do not let this building fool you . If you are a type of person who reads everything... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes there is a part only if you want to go and pay to see butterfly garden and frog garden but do not let this building fool you . If you are a type of person who reads everything you can be there for hours because there is so much to see from shark bones to fossils .

Thank corollaclub98
Concord, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Butterfly Rainforest environment is top of the line. The setting is amazing with a large variety of butterfly's and moths. Newly emerged butterfly's are released several times daily. "Frogs, a Chorus of Color" is the current special exhibit. This exhibit is very interesting and informative with a large number of frogs to observe. Throughout this Florida trip we have... More 

Thank Diane C
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an excellent museum focusing on the natural history of Florida, and housing much scientific research as well. Exhibits are well-presented and maintained. Occasionally there is a special exhibition - when we were there it was FROGS! Attached is the Butterfly Rainforest - don't miss that. Admission to the main museum is free - special exhibits and butterflies have... More 

Thank Jerry J
Ocala, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit very much! There is a lot to see & read ...well worth the trip there...Natural History Museum is FREE!

Thank Cheryl C
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The butterfly rainforest is wonderful and worth the cost ($13, $11 for FL residents and seniors, $6 for kids 3-17). Just be sure to plan on going when the weather forecast is good because this exhibit will close in bag weather and there are no refunds. The "Frogs, A Chorus of Colors" exhibit, featuring live frogs, will be there until... More 

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organized and run as well as informative. Covers a wide scope of information. The director Dr.Douglas Jones happened to be there and was very approachable and informative

Thank dcallan
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My absolute favorite exhibit is the Native american exhibit. Admission to the museum is free, they just ask for a donation. There is a special exhibit that changes about every nine months. A while ago it was about dogs and wolves, before that it was about this dinosaur named Sue, and in October there was a haunted house type exhibit.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful job, been to lots of museums and this is a well done facility. Seating randomly around with bench so you have time to absorb. Impressive amount of fossils. Frogs on exhibit. Butterfly gardens wonderful.

Thank Kat W
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12 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly interesting museum with comprehensive natural history and ethnographic exhibits. The content in the permanent exhibits is respectful, thorough, and wonderfully interactive. The museum provides a great overview of the history of Indigenous peoples in this region. The natural history section offers excellent visuals and information. We were pleasantly surprised to find a little exhibit dedicated to the future of... More 

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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this review

Hello NorthernTraveller2A, Thanks so much for your thorough review and kind comments. We're extremely pleased you enjoyed your visit and I will definitely pass your remarks on to our exhibits team! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey More 

Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection. Nice to see Florida history on display. Extremely well thought out, very thorough. Just the right size for a few hours of relaxing the mind.

Thank Jim G

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