The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology welcomes the use of its collections by outside researchers regardless of academic affiliation.

Until further notice, starting 3/16/2020 visitors are not allowed in the collection. This is a university-wide policy. If you have arranged a visit to the Vertebrate Paleontology collection between March and June of 2020, please reschedule.

boneThe following steps should be taken:

Dickinson Hall’s Location

The Florida Museum Vertebrate Paleontology collections are housed in the second floor, east wing of Dickinson Hall on the University of Florida campus. Dickinson Hall is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Museum Road and Newell Drive. Visitors should enter the front, street-level doors off of Museum Road, and sign in at the receptionist’s deck. At this time they should obtain a name badge that must be worn at all times while in the building. The receptionist will page the collection and arrange for someone to open doors and guide the visitor to the collection.

Visiting Dickinson Hall

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Parking on the University of Florida campus can be challenging, especially on weekdays during the Fall and Spring semesters (mid August through early May). Visitors can get a temporary parking permit at the campus police station located due east of Dickinson Hall on the southeast corner of the intersection of Museum Road and Newell Drive. But note that just having a permit does not guarantee you a place to park. Another option for visitors is to use the parking garage two blocks west of Dickinson Hall in the University Welcome Center and Student Union on Museum Road. There is a fee to park in this garage. Visiting researchers should if at all possible avoid campus on days in the fall with home football games or on other days with large public events, such as Spring graduation.

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