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Florida Museum of Natural History

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Address: 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611-2062
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Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the...

Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.

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Butterflies and Frogs!

We visited the Natural History Museum over Spring Break. The butterfly rainforest is amazing! The current Frog exhibit is good and informative, as are the permanent exhibits... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Winter Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Natural History Museum over Spring Break. The butterfly rainforest is amazing! The current Frog exhibit is good and informative, as are the permanent exhibits. Well worth an afternoon visit!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Butterfly Rainforest is amazing! We both had several land on us. The variety is breathtaking. Just watch where you step.

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Old Town, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My children grew up going here and now I take my grandson as well. Lots of hands on/interactive learning as well as walk through and reading learning. Florida history will unfold right before your eyes. It is fun to go when they have special engagements as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I go to the butterfly garden every time I'm in Gainesville - this time I took my teenage son and he also fell under its spell. There are so many butterflies of different varieties that it's easy to get drawn in. Don't miss the live chrysalis displays inside the museum either - they have dozens hanging up and you can... More 

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Thank scripsi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice museum with fun exhibits, some of which you can interact t with. Beautiful butterfly garden. No cost for main museum, small price for butterfly garden or traveling exhibit.

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I put my comments in the butterfly section I guess I can repeat my self and say it is a must see and you will have no regrets.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is one of the best deals in town and great for children also. The best part in my opinion is the butterfly exhibit. They release butterflies several times per day (you can check the schedule online). There are also many exhibits regarding the natural habitats of Florida. They also have a shop with many nice gift ideas and... More 

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

Hello shuto3 and thank you for your kind review. I want to clarify for those who may not have visited, the Florida Museum has daily butterfly releases (weather permitting) at 2 p.m., with additional weekend releases at 3 and 4 p.m. We also have two gift shops: The Collectors Shop is located near the front entrance, and the Butterfly Shop... More 

Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited the Florida Museum of Natural History Butterfly and Frogs collections. In the Butterfly Museum you enter into a laboratory where you are shown the growth of butterflies from the chrysalis to maturity which is very interesting. Then you go into a huge outdoor area where you are able to view and photograph thousands of beautiful butterflies and... More 

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Owensville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a tour of this Museum to find Florida's history of nature's wonders! Skeletal replicas, sea life replicas, all the things that have roamed the land of Florida for hundreds of years are on display. Then tour the amazing Butterfly exhibit! Can't go wrong here. Nice gift shops too!

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see in Gainesville. A massive and well documented presentation of our early Florida settlers, animals, reptiles, insects, grasses, topography, etc. A reoccurring theme each month or quarter on a new genre or topic of learning. This is a wonderful energy packed experience for young and old so plan a few hours to soak in this awesome museum. Then... More 

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