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Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
+1 352-846-2000
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Amazing FREE Museum

Yes there is a part only if you want to go and pay to see butterfly garden and frog garden but do... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lakeland, Florida
Great Museum Experience

The Butterfly Rainforest environment is top of the line. The setting is amazing with a large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane C
Concord, California
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3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
+1 352-846-2000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Yes there is a part only if you want to go and pay to see butterfly garden and frog garden but do not let this building fool you . If you are a type of person who reads everything you can be there for hours...More

Thank corollaclub98
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Butterfly Rainforest environment is top of the line. The setting is amazing with a large variety of butterfly's and moths. Newly emerged butterfly's are released several times daily. "Frogs, a Chorus of Color" is the current special exhibit. This exhibit is very interesting and...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent museum focusing on the natural history of Florida, and housing much scientific research as well. Exhibits are well-presented and maintained. Occasionally there is a special exhibition - when we were there it was FROGS! Attached is the Butterfly Rainforest - don't...More

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit very much! There is a lot to see & read ...well worth the trip there...Natural History Museum is FREE!

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The butterfly rainforest is wonderful and worth the cost ($13, $11 for FL residents and seniors, $6 for kids 3-17). Just be sure to plan on going when the weather forecast is good because this exhibit will close in bag weather and there are no...More

Thank srjh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organized and run as well as informative. Covers a wide scope of information. The director Dr.Douglas Jones happened to be there and was very approachable and informative

Thank dcallan
Reviewed 1 week ago

My absolute favorite exhibit is the Native american exhibit. Admission to the museum is free, they just ask for a donation. There is a special exhibit that changes about every nine months. A while ago it was about dogs and wolves, before that it was...More

Thank arjunbamzai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful job, been to lots of museums and this is a well done facility. Seating randomly around with bench so you have time to absorb. Impressive amount of fossils. Frogs on exhibit. Butterfly gardens wonderful.

Thank Kat W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredibly interesting museum with comprehensive natural history and ethnographic exhibits. The content in the permanent exhibits is respectful, thorough, and wonderfully interactive. The museum provides a great overview of the history of Indigenous peoples in this region. The natural history section offers excellent visuals and...More

Thank NorthernTraveller2A
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Florida Museum of Natural History, responded to this review

Hello NorthernTraveller2A, Thanks so much for your thorough review and kind comments. We're extremely pleased you enjoyed your visit and I will definitely pass your remarks on to our exhibits team! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection. Nice to see Florida history on display. Extremely well thought out, very thorough. Just the right size for a few hours of relaxing the mind.

Thank Jim G
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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!
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
is there any handicapped parking close to the entrance?
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