Florida Museum of Natural History
Situated on the University of Florida campus, the Florida Museum of Natural History is a world-class natural history museum focusing primarily on the state of Florida but features collections on the Caribbean Basin and Latin America as well. It was founded in 1891 and originally called the Florida State Museum. It is located next to the Harn Museum of Art and the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The museum's permanent exhibits include a butterfly rainforest, indoor butterfly exhibits, a discovery zone, an exhibit on Florida fossils, waterways and wildlife of northwest Florida, south Florida peoples and environments, an exhibit that showcases the university's current research projects, and an exhibit that explores how we can reduce energy consumption at home.
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