The Florida Museum is located on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville and is open year-round. The Florida Museum is one of the nation’s top five natural history museums. The Florida Museum features permanent exhibits, a butterfly rainforest with hundreds of butterflies in a rainforest setting, and specialty temporary exhibits. Permanent exhibits include Exploring Our World, South Florida People & Environments, Northwest Florida Waterways & Wildlife, Indoor Butterfly Exhibits, Our Energy Future, and Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life and Land. The Florida Museum has collections and research on conservation, cultural heritage and diversity, life on Earth, fossils and paleontology. The Florida Museum of Natural History inspires people to value the biological richness and cultural heritage of our diverse world and make a positive difference in its future. There are several child-friendly exhibits including a limestone cave for exploration and collection drawers to examine. The Discovery Zone has many fun activities to foster critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration for children. General admission to the permanent exhibits is free but donations are greatly appreciated.
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