Florida Museum of Natural History

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Florida Museum of Natural History
Description:The Florida Museum of Natural History, located at the University of Florida, Florida's state museum of natural history, is dedicated to understanding, preserving and interpreting biological diversity and cultural heritage.

With more than 30 million specimens of amphibians, birds, butterflies, fish, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, recent and fossil plants and associated databases and libraries, the Florida Museum is the largest natural history museum in the Southeast.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:University of Florida Cultural Plaza
Address 2:SW 34th Street and Hull Road
City:Gainesville
State/Province:FL
Zip Code:32611-2710
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:The museum is open all year, seven days a week except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please note: Last tickets sold 30 minutes prior to closing.

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas
Admission:General Admission is free, although donations are gladly accepted. There is a cover charge for special exhibits and the Butterfly Rainforest. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Telephone:(352) 846-2000
Website:http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu
R E V I E W S
Stephanie E., Co-op Member
The Florida Museum of Natural History is a very well designed museum. As many times as we have visited the museum, we still are seeing new things. The exhibits are designed so that you can go through the whole museum or see the exhibits in parts. There are many "hands on" activities that will keep the children (and adults) engaged.

Be sure to find out what the traveling exhibit is and plan on visiting that as well. The traveling exhibit usually has a separate cost for admission. There are picnic tables outside for a packed lunch. And don't forget to visit the butterfly rainforest.
Amanda R, Co-op Member
As a natural history museum, this one has many options. First of all, admission is free-so yay! There are the requisite bones and skeletons, but we really liked the native American exhibits about their way of life. Info about preserving the environment for many generations to come rounds out the whole thing. There are beautiful backgrounds for taking family pictures and Instagram photos-though these may change seasonally.
If funds allow, do make time for the butterfly rainforest. Many discounts are available in brochures and online, so be sure to look for a family discount-never pay full price if you don't have to!
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