Type of Attraction: History Museum
Highlights: The Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida features a Butterfly Rainforest, Hall of Florida Fossils, Northwest Florida: Waterways and Wildlife, South Florida People and Environments, Fossil Plant Garden, Florida Wildflower & Butterfly Garden, Children’s Natural History Gallery, Galleria and gift shop.
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)
Admission: Museum, Free; Butterfly Rainforest, $10.50
Parking: $3 (free parking on weekends and state holidays)
Address: University of Florida Cultural Plaza, Southwest 34th Street & Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida
Phone Number: (352) 846-2000
Directions: From Interstate 75, take Exit 384 and travel East on Archer Road. Turn left onto S.W. 34th Street. The Florida Museum of Natural History is located at Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road.
RICH’S TRIVIA: Gainesville was once known as “Hogtown”.
Florida Museum of Natural History Video