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Florida Museum of Natural History

#2 of 67 things to do in Gainesville Features Animals
3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
+1 352-846-2000
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We only went specifically to see the Butterflies. A phenomenal area of an abundant species of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tiffany H
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Marion, Virginia, United States
Decent musuem but avoid the frog exhibit...

The Florida museum of Natural history is a decent museum. Nothing special but the admission is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
m4hnidj
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The Villages, Florida
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Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We only went specifically to see the Butterflies. A phenomenal area of an abundant species of butterflies! Here, there, everywhere, on the sidewalk, on the leaves, on the branches, in the air, everywhere! So many colors. Even had birds in there too! Beautiful array of...More

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Florida museum of Natural history is a decent museum. Nothing special but the admission is free. My advise is to skip the frog exhibit which was pretty lame and was an extra $5 to $7 to view. Also, the Butterfly Rainforest was small and...More

Thank m4hnidj
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello m4hnidj, Thanks for your comments. I'm disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. We've definitely had overall positive feedback on the Frogs! featured exhibit, which will only be on display through Labor Day. To clarify, the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit is a 6,400-square-foot screened...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised by this museum. The exhibits were all very well done and the butterfly enclosure was phenomenal. There were a nice variety of butterflies and plants and the enclosure was very well laid out. We spent a couple of hours at the...More

Thank JupiterFLMom
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello JupiterFLMom, Thank you for taking the time to review the Florida Museum and for your kind remarks. Thank you for also mentioning your experience with parking. I will definitely share this with our management team to see if we can help make this more...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our visit to the museum. There were lots of interesting exhibits to see. A good place to take kids.

Thank TedB815
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you take your time and go through this museum, it has so much to teach you. The displays are quite cool and photograph well too. Great for children of all ages. Dinosaur bones and early Florida stuff was very good!

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum is free. Only special features cost money. Lots to see and do. Can definitely fill a day. Ok for younger kids better for older kids though.

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Held my 8 year-old's attention for about 45 minutes. Free entry doesn't count the $4 parking or the cool exhibits. No harm in stopping in on a hot day but set expectations appropriately.

Thank thomasrhastings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is the perfect size for those of us who like a bit of history and science....but don't want to spend all day indoors! The staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank acphifer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole museum. We arrived at 10 when they opened and headed straight to the Butterfly Rainforest. There were only a few people there at that point and we took our time going through that area. The labs beyond that were interesting....More

Thank SWFLAOK
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi SWFLAOK, Thanks for the kind words and review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Our new 100th anniversary exhibit opens in September and should be spectacular. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 4 hours at this very interesting museum on Florida's natural history and was glad that I decided to make the 2 hour drive from the Orlando area. I am an adult, and although there is a lot of interesting and interactive things for...More

Thank bikerhiker08
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Lilokinsey
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
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staysinhotel
4 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
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Laura B
9 September 2015|
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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
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