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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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This is an excellent regional museum with detailed dioramas concerning Florida environments and... read more

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Marty D
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Lakewood, Colorado
A nice place to keep visiting.

Friendly staff. Elaborate exhibits. Not a whole lot of interactive displays. There are habitats to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
perpetualpassenger
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Keystone Heights, Florida
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Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (61 reviews)
“discovery room” (12 reviews)
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3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
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"butterfly garden"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"frog exhibit"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an excellent regional museum with detailed dioramas concerning Florida environments and Native American history. The current show on poop was quite interesting as well.

Thank Marty D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Elaborate exhibits. Not a whole lot of interactive displays. There are habitats to walk through and a short dark nature tunnel. The children (under 12) always have a good time here. We go about once or twice a year. We usually spend under...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped and checked out the butterfly exhibit was well done and had alot of different kinds of butterflies and some birds.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trip and I am glad we decided to go. There is no admission price but you can give a donation which helps keep such a beautiful place running. They have tons of exhibits some which are interactive and the kids will...More

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

Thank you Alexis P for taking the time to comment. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you have an opportunity to return during better weather and experience the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The FMNH is currently hosting two poop-themed exhibits - The "Scoop on Poop" and fossilized poop from the Poozeum. The displays are fascinating, interactive, and fun! I thoroughly enjoyed playing the Dung For Dinner game and seeing the fossilized poop collection was incredible! Apparently it's...More

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

Hi YetiStuff, Thanks! That’s nice to hear. The new Scoop on Poop exhibit has been really popular, and you are correct, the Pooseum does have the largest collection of coprolites (fossilized feces). We’re glad to have the opportunity to display some of these specimens with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped to check out butterfly section, smaller area with a few birds, butterflies, Stream with fish. Indoor area very nice with emerging butterflies.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum as a part of a company holiday party in December, 2017. It was quite an enjoyable experience to be able to see many of the displays with our small group. Although the butterfly exhibit was not open at this time, I've...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here more than a dozen times and have had a great experience every time. They rotate exhibits so you get something new every time you come. My wife's company has had several Christmas parties here and they were the best every time....More

Thank Bryetor
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Totally worth the while. Interesting relics found right here in Gainesville. From Indian relics to Mammoth bones, its a must see based on donation only so the price is right!

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

You pay $4 to park but the museum is free and a great place to take the family, including kids. The Butterfly Museum is an $11 add on but if the weather is cold they don’t fly around so we didn’t go to that.More

Thank Morris N
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Morris N, Thanks for your review and compliments. I wanted to clarify parking is free on weekends, on state and University of Florida holidays, and in between semesters. And you are correct, the outside temperature typically needs to be at least 65 degrees and...More

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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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