Family events, kids activities and parenting resources in the Gainesville area!
Florida Museum of Natural History
All the permanent exhibits are kid-friendly and many have hands-on features just for kids. Check the website for information about special exhibits and events.
Permanent exhibits include:
Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life and Land; Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife; South Florida People & Environments; and the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, which features the screened, outdoor Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. Our Energy Future: Tips about reducing energy use at home and hands-on activities
The Discovery Zone:
A free, hands-on area allowing children and their caregivers to engage in science-oriented interactive and experience true-to-scale touchable objects and various activity stations. Enjoy our reading area and settle into our comfortable chairs and enjoy our quality collection of picture books and reference materials with your curious learner.