J.C. Dickinson, Jr. Hall, home to the Museum since 1970, now exclusively houses collections and research activities. Dickinson Hall is visited mostly by scientists and university students engaged in collections-based natural history research.

THIS BUILDING IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Visitors must make an appointment with a staff member to gain entrance.

Important Notice: Ongoing road construction around Dickinson Hall may limit or obstruct access to the building. Please visit campusclosures.ufl.edu or contact the front desk at 352-392-1721 for the latest information on closures and impacts before attempting to visit.


Florida Museum of Natural History
Dickinson Hall
1659 Museum Road
PO Box 117800
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800


GPS coordinates:
N29o 38′ 41.2″ W82o 20′ 39.9″

About Dickinson Hall

Dickinson Hall was named for Director Emeritus Dr. J. C. Dickinson, Jr. Its design reflects the pyramidal structures of Native Americans — Southeastern United States temple mounds from the front and Mesoamerican pyramids from the rear. The building is the signature piece of one of Florida’s most-renowned architects, William Morgan.

The transfer of exhibits and public programs to the Powell Hall Education and Exhibition Center in 1998 generated additional space for teaching, scientific collections and research labs. The University of Florida Herbarium was relocated to Dickinson Hall and the remaining space has been retrofitted for research and collection expansion.