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Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville

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Natural History Museum Museum
See mammoths from the Ice Age, learn about rare artifacts, and the find out the history of the native people of Florida when you visit Florida Museum of Natural History. Walk beneath towering skeletons of prehistoric animals, and see flora, fauna, and fossils from the past. Surround yourself with hundreds of exotic butterflies at the butterfly rainforest, or explore a life-size limestone cave. You can witness a South Florida Calusa Native American welcoming ceremony, and learn about Native American history and culture. Bring your kids to the Discovery Room for hands-on activities. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Florida Museum of Natural History by using our Gainesville vacation generator.
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  • This is a great museum! Especially considering that most of it is free. The exhibits are beautiful and very well created and maintained. The butterfly garden was definitely my favorite part!! My famil...  more »
  • Very nice facility and very informative tours. Lots of beautiful butterflies, and other displays. I highly recommend this for adults or families with children.  more »
  • Very nicely put together and informative. Brought the kids ages 7yrs-17yrs old and they all had a good time. Lots of interactive areas for kids and beautiful displays. Its a great place to take some t...  more »
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  • Very nice museum. Spent about an hour and a half here but really needed more time to see everything. Learned a lot about Florida history that I didn't know and enjoyed seeing all of the cool prehistoric animals that once lived in the state. The special frog exhibit was really nice too. Definitely want to come back and spend more time here!
  • We enjoyed this museum. There was a lot of neat history to see and learn about! It is nice that there is something like this for people to visit for free! You can pay to go to the Butterfly house which was also nice as well as whatever exhibit they have, it was frogs when we went. Both were nice as well. My husband is military so he was able to see the frogs and butterfly for free which made those parts more affordable for us!
  • Free admission, but they do have some upcharge attractions. Magnificent exhibits. Our kids had a great time.
  • It's a nice natural museum in a college town. Not huge, but it worth 2 hours here. Love the butterflies!
  • I had the time of my life. First time in Florida or out of California for that matter. Spent the day with my soulmate at the Museum. A butterfly landed on my hand. I LOVE butterflies. Beat experience ever. Will definitely go back!!