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The Discovery Zone is open on WEEKDAYS ONLY. For more information, visit our Safety Guidelines page.

Free Admission

Children can explore, observe, study, pretend and play at the Florida Museum’s Beverly and Jon Thompson Discovery Zone permanent exhibition. The exhibit includes educational materials as diverse as the natural world, allowing children and their caregivers to engage in science-oriented interactives and experience display cases with stunning collections, true-to-scale touchable objects and various activity stations. The Discovery Zone closes at 4:30 p.m. daily.

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We Thank Our Sponsors

The Beverly and Jon Thompson Discovery Zone was made possible by the generous support of Museum donors and is sponsored in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Division of Historical Resources and Alachua County Board of County Commissioners through the Tourist Development Tax.