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Florida Museum of Natural History

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3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
+1 352-846-2000
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Nice way to pass the time

Went to Gainesville for a Florida Gator football game that started at 7pm so this was a great way... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Miami, Florida
Nice afternoon with the husband and niece

Cute , compact museum but full of really interesting artifacts of Florida History , and it's free... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mandee S
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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 AM - 5:00 PM
3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
+1 352-846-2000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to Gainesville for a Florida Gator football game that started at 7pm so this was a great way to pass the time in the morning before exploring the rest of the UF campus. Lots of exhibits, many of them interactive and highly recommended for...More

Thank JoeGator
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Joe Gator, Thank you for the comments and we're glad you were able to visit before the game. (Sounds like your visit may have been the highlight of the weekend?) ;) Hopefully the Gators can start putting up some W's, and we hope you...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cute , compact museum but full of really interesting artifacts of Florida History , and it's free. The fossils and butterfly garden were the highlights for me . Worth checking out , really don't have anything to lose .

Thank Mandee S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based in Gainesville, FL, this compact museum provides a nice experience for young and old alike. Recent updates to their holdings include a whale skeleton that joins the ever present Mastodon and updated experiential exhibits that will be of interest to everyone. Also located in...More

Thank Gators-on-the-go
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a free afternoon, we went to the museum. We found that the exhibits were somewhat disappointing--less that top quality. We also could not go into the Butterfly Rain-forest as a constant parade of students kept it full to overflowing.More

Thank Lance S
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lance S, Thanks for your comments. I was surprised to hear you feel our exhibits are less than top quality. You didn't give any specific examples, but that's typically the exact opposite reaction we hear from most guests. While our exhibit space is not...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This butterfly museum is so neat and very fun to take kids and adults of all ages. It is very educational as well. The parking is usually free and close. Check the Museum website as this is not a year round exhibit. You will not...More

Thank TravelsnobCRA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come spend a couple hours reviewing the exhibits in the museum. Kids will love the exhibits which have interactive types to engage the kids. This is a place to spend quality time to learn something about culture in Florida.

Thank sandramerwin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 2 year old grandson several weeks ago. We all had a blast. Fun, educational with a friendly staff!

Thank Pascale S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This place is pretty awesome. A lot to see for sure. Very clean and lots of interesting things to do. Admission is free. We paid to see the Frog Exhibit and the Butterfly Rainforest.

1  Thank Cowgirlkc
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Beautiful place, the butterfly area is outstanding!!!! Great for the whole family! The parking is also great.

Thank rogergcam
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Loads of interesting items for young and old. Great place to learn about Florida or bring your kids of all ages for interactive learning. Wonderful and well done exhibits of Florida's History!

Thank _bigmamad552
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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
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
Laura B
9 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