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Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
+1 352-846-2000
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A Must See in Gainesville

Learn about the Seminol Indians. Amazing prehistoric skeletons, and so much more. Absolutely dive... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gainesville, Florida
Nice place to visit

This museum is very nice. There isn't much to do in the area so this place was a hidden gem. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
+1 352-846-2000
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Reviewed yesterday

Learn about the Seminol Indians. Amazing prehistoric skeletons, and so much more. Absolutely dive into butterfly exhibit and be amazed!

Thank czuzh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is very nice. There isn't much to do in the area so this place was a hidden gem. It's great that it was free but donations are welcome and everyone should donate. I really enjoyed the museum and my 6 year old really...More

Thank johnhdez333
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice, unexpected little museum and the special exhibits, while I thought they were pricey, were also impressive. The butterfly exhibit was astounding and the frogs were nice as well. There were a nice display and learning opportunities from the Turtle Conservancy when...More

Thank goattoes
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The main area of this museum is free (excluding the butterfly area & exhibit on frogs.) it's a small museum, but well done. Our favorite area was the caverns/caves. Parking was odd ... you are directed to museum parking. The fee is $4 but no...More

Thank TravelingfromPace
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We made a day trip to Gainesville specifically to see the butterfly rain forest and then museum of natural history. They happen to be a Frog Exhibit on the day we visited. We have a four-year-old and a five-year-old with us and visited the butterfly...More

Thank Okinawa2009
Reviewed 4 days ago

The displays are beautifully presented, the staff very helpful and the butterfly garden is breathtaking.

1  Thank carol j
Reviewed 5 days ago

The adjoining butterfly garden is a must see. In the summer of 2017 they also have a FROGS! exhibit on display also.

1  Thank Anne C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of interesting little niches here. Bfly rainforest is worth the extra charge, not so much for other special events. The museum itself has a cave, American Indian culture, a woodland path to explore (along with logs that open to "see" insects at work. Very...More

Thank H3487AQmarya
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great exhibits for a small town museum, plus a resource room that has some fun components for kids, from a large shell and sea creature cabinet to a wind tunnel, books, and hands-on toys. My son enjoys the fossils and the aquatic exhibits. We also...More

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were spending the week in High Springs and due to rain headed into Gainesville to have some fun and stay dry on a Wednesday afternoon. Honestly it was not only super lovely but also very well done. Didn't have the place to ourselves but...More

Thank MaeHem50
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello MaeHem50 and thank you for sharing your comments. It appears you may live in South Florida, so this may not apply--and I'm not sure how many family members you have or their ages. But if you visit two or more times a year, a...More

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What is the cost at the museum?
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
About how long does it take to walk through the museum? I know it is different for everyone based on how long you look at everything, but I just want a general idea of how long it will take. Thanks!
3 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
Laura B
is there any handicapped parking close to the entrance?
8 September 2015|
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