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Butterfly Rainforest

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Address: 3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Fantastic - if the butterflies are out

The butterfly rainforest is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF Campus in Gainesville. It is an enclosed area (that costs extra to get into) that houses many... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The butterfly rainforest is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF Campus in Gainesville. It is an enclosed area (that costs extra to get into) that houses many types of beautiful butterflies and birds. You can get amazingly close to the butterflies, so bring your camera. The exhibit is not particularly large so it can get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was definitely unique and I enjoyed it allot . Would definitely say it's a place to visit but just make sure you have other things to do afterwards. It is a trip for like one hour . Bring your camera too!

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Macomb, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cold day when I was there and the Butterflies were not flying at all. It was more like hide-and-seek that day. It was great to take pictures because they were not flying around. It is a nice exhibit, but would have been better with some hot.

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Thank Patricia S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the colour, the layout, the price and the amount of butterflies. The museum as well was great to walk through (& is free!)

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tranquility~~butterflies all around you. The museum beside this rainforest changes with areas of history and is very informative. Worth a visit.

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Thank Sheila C
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful enclosed butterfly garden. Very well done and worth the time and price of admission. Great place for kids and getting photos of the butterflies.

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Thank Scott J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Within seconds 5 large butterflies landed on me! Amazing. Easy to get to, good parking. Informative displays and helpful staff on hand to answer questions. Found the Camillia Cafe, on site well priced with great food selection, open for lunches. A very relaxing morning with lunch to follow.

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Thank Viv2016x
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff and the beauty of the Butterfly Rainforest is the best part. However, it is VERY small and costs over $10 per person. I wish it was larger or the price was at least half that price otherwise we would go more often.

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Thank Jeremy L
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy L, Thank you for the review and feedback. Compared to the cost of a movie or many other activities, admission to the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit is reasonable considering vistors may leave and re-enter an unlimited number of times the same day. But if you are interested in visiting again, I recommend considering a Museum Membership. Annual memberships start... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I toured the Butterfly Rainforest as part of our visit to the Florida Museum of Natural History located in the same facility. It's really well done with wide walkways that twist through the exhibit offering a variety of views of the butterflies and landscape with practically endless photo opportunities. Our timing was good as we were there... More 

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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this review

Hello Ed A., Thank you for the review, and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. For those who may not be aware, we offer timed butterfly releases (weather permitting) daily at 2 p.m., with additional releases Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. We hope to see you again soon. Our current featured exhibit, "Wicked Plants," is on... More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place! love the outdoors and nature feel it has. We had a great time looking at all the types of butterflies.

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