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Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
+1 352-846-2000
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This is a quaint quite well done museum. I particularly like the butterfly research area, where you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NScarlett
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Canberra, Australia
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Well worth a visit while in Gainesville. Many exhibits documenting Florida's natural history... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Langley
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Jacksonville, 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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3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a quaint quite well done museum. I particularly like the butterfly research area, where you could view the laboratories in action and the prehistoric displays. However I found it more targeted/focussed toward the child demographic. So good for parents with younger kids, but...More

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

Hello NScarlett, Thank you for the compliments and for sharing your comments. The Florida Museum strives to present material for all age groups. While our new “Discovery Zone” exhibit that opened July 17 is targeted toward children to age 8, the other permanent exhibits and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a visit while in Gainesville. Many exhibits documenting Florida's natural history. Informative displays on native Americans and early wildlife. Also took advantage of the add-on for the "Frogs" exhibit. never knew there were so many frogs out there in the world! Recommended.

Thank Langley
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the University of Florida campus to see the Butterfly Rainforest and visited the Natural History Museum because the two exhibits are in the same building. Advertisement in I-75 for the butterflies is thorough, but the natural history museum is not advertised. We...More

Thank RichM53
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has wonderful staff and volunteers who keep everything in ship shape. Traveling exhibits and full time ones, butterfly releases, games for children and SO much more. Oh! And AC!!!!

Thank ShaiAtHome
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Florida Museum of Natural History is a people oriented museum with impressive collections of everything from ice-age fossils (the Florida fossil room is one of the best paleontology exhibits you will ever see) to live butterflies. The newly opened children's discovery room is also...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a nice quick detour while traveling on the road to the University of Florida campus and found the Florida Museum of Natural History. Several exhibition halls with educational information to impress. There is a set cost to visit this museum as well as separate...More

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

Hi winnsmash, I'm glad you enjoyed the Museum and thank you for your comments. To clarify for those who may not be aware: there is no charge to visit the permanent exhibits--they are free, though donations are gladly accepted. The only charges are to visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an awesome way to spend some time with our grandchildren. We were indoors out of the Florida heat and kids were exploring the Discovery Zone. We had to cajole them out of there to see what else was offered. We did not pay...More

Thank nanapapa312
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello nanapapa312, Thanks for taking the time to comment and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, especially our new "Discovery Zone" permanent exhibit. For future reference, the Harn Museum of Art next door to the Florida Museum has the Camelia Court Cafe, but hours are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the museum and was very impressed by the exhibits and even loved their gift shop! I will be back to visit again.More

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

Hi Donna, Thanks for sharing your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Just in case you weren't aware, I wanted to be sure and point out we actually have two gift shops: The Collectors Shop is located at the Museum entrance, and we also...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself is free, donations accepted, and has a great, great history of Florida with awesome exhibits. You could spend a couple of hours in there. It also has the butterfly museum with a separate admission. I just went there two weekends ago and...More

Thank Sararupa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two adults visited this museum in July 2017 and spent about five hours touring the free parts of it. There was a $4 all day parking fee. Evidently there is a cafe/snack bar located in the adjacent art museum, but we didn't try it. There...More

Thank Chris H
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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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