• Florida Museum Of Natural History - Gainesville, Florida

      Florida Museum Of Natural History
      Photo by Dennis Goza
      Operated by the University Of Florida, the Florida Museum Of Natural History is one of the nation's top five natural history museums. The facility houses exhibits showcasing the state's flora, fauna and people. It has an especially impressive assortment of fossils and reconstructions of prehistoric animals, including mammoth and mastodon skeletons and an amazing exhibit of teeth from giant sharks that are now extinct. And no visit to the museum is complete without strolling through the Butterfly Rainforest, where you will be greeted by hundreds of colorful butterflies from all over the world.

      If you go:
      Open Monday through Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday 1 to 5. Closed Christmas, Christmas Eve and Thanksgiving. Admission to the museum is free, but there is a charge for special exhibits and the Butterfly Rainforest, which are well worth it.


      University of Florida Cultural Plaza
      3215 Hull Road
      Gainesville, Florida 32611 USA

      Mailing address:
      PO Box 112710
      Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Museum Exhibits
      +1 (800) 4196576

      Museum Research
      +1 (352) 392-1721