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Resident Life, Things to do

There are numerous activities and events to enjoy while you are living in Gainesville.

 

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NAMI walk

Have a family?  Visit fun4gatorkids for plenty of family friendly activities.

 

 

The Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre

Enjoy live theater? Try out the Hippodrome or UF Performing Arts.

Samuel P. Harn Museum: One of the largest university-affiliated art museums in the United States, the Harn Museum has an 86,800-square-foot facility, which includes 32,800 square feet of exhibition space, a 250-seat auditorium, study center, museum store, café, spacious areas for art storage and staff offices for work and research. In 2012, the museum opened the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing, a new 26,000-square-foot addition, which is dedicated to the exhibition, storage and conservation of the museum’s extensive collection of Asian art. http://www.harn.ufl.edu/index.php.

 

 

 

Harn Museum of Arts

Harn Museum of Arts

Florida Museum of Natural History: Florida’s official state natural history museum and one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing natural history museums. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/

For additional recreational ideas to the list below visit  UF Campus Life.

 

Local activities:

Alfred A Ring Park

Baughman Center, UF Campus

Butterfly Rainforest

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Bivens Arm Nature Park

Canterbury Equestrian Showplace

Devil’s Millhopper State Park

Devils Den Springs Scuba Diving

Dinner Dolphin tour/boat ride at Cedar Key

Paynes Prarie

Paynes Prarie

Dogwood Park & Daycare

Dudley Farm State Park

Gainesville Raceway

Greathouse Butterfly Farm

Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center

 

Historical Haile Homestead

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park

Lake Wauburg

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Micanopy Antique Shopping

Morningside Nature Center and Living History Farm

O’Leno State Park

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Poe Spring Park

Retirement home for horses at Mill Creek Farmsf_zoo_bird_stacked_logo

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

 

Santa Fe (College) Teaching Zoo

Santa Fe College Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

Sweetwater Branch Inn

 

The Thomas Centerbaughman center

Two Tails ranch

UF Bat House and Bat Barn

 

 

 

Weekend Trips from Gainesville


Cedar Key

Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach

St. Augustine

Jacksonville Beach

Ocala National Forest

 

Alexander Springs

 

Paradise Springs

Itchtucknee Springs

Itchtucknee Springs

Juniper Springs

 

Silver River State Park

 

Orlando: Disney/EPCOT/Universal Studios/Busch Gardens/ Sea World/Silver Springs & Wild Waters

 

High Springs, Ginnie Springs, Blue Springs Park

St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine, FL

Boat Tour at Adventure Outpost in High Springs

 

Itchetucknee Springs State Park

 

 

 

 

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34th Street Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports:

Gator Football, Basketball, Softball, etc. check out at Gatorzone.com  gator football

Jacksonville: Jaguars, Giants (minors), Suns (minors)

Tampa Bay: Buccaneers, Rays, Lightning, Rowdies, Storm (arena) Yankees (minors)