Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · 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. To visit Florida Museum of Natural History and other attractions in Gainesville, use our Gainesville trip planner.
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  • The bones from the sloth, shark jaws and trays of artifacts are outstanding. The dioramas of the Colusa And Seminole Native American people are fantastic. All of us enjoyed the day at the museum...  more »
  • We went to see the butterflies but initially spent a lot of time perusing through the museum as well. I especially enjoyed learning about the indigenous Florida Native Americans, how they lived...  more »
  • An amazing place to take kids of all ages lots of fun things to see and touch!!! Probably the coolest museum on earth. Museum is kept super clean and neat! Awesome that you can take you family for free. We spent hours in the kids area and they loved every moment.
  • Neat, neat place!! We went for the movie/reception event. Wish we could have spent the day there! So many great exhibitions - love that it's dedicated to Florida. Worth the time & investment! Can't wait to get to go back again!

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