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Butterfly Rainforest

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Address: 3215 Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Simply Amazing

It is difficult to describe the beauty and uniqueness of this Butterfly Rainforest within the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainsville. You can spend whatever amount of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Audrey F
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Commerce Twp, MI
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Commerce Twp, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is difficult to describe the beauty and uniqueness of this Butterfly Rainforest within the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainsville. You can spend whatever amount of time you want, relaxing on several benches and perhaps having a butterfly or two land on your hair, shoulder or hand. The colors are breathtaking as hundreds of butterflies dance amid all... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's educational, beautiful, fun and peaceful. Try to hit it on a weekday as weekends are busy and it can be crowded. Plan to spend at least an hour just walking around inside the rainforest and sitting on a bench and just watching nature. Outside the rainforest is a great deal of displays of mounted butterflies; a laboratory with all... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you walk in the Butterfly Rainforrest you find yourself in a magical space. The air is filled with color and flappoing wings Because they've never known predators they will light on your clothing, fingers, even nose sometimes. Placards liberally scattered around the space add the science to the spectacle. For myself, all I knew about butterflies was their origin... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The butterfly rainforest is inside the Florida Museum of Natural History. It's free to visit inside the museum, but you need to buy a ticket for the butterfly rainforest. It's free for students with student IDs however. There are many beautiful butterflies, flowers, and plants inside.

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Thank Thomas C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As my title says, you get to tour a tropical setting instead of watching the fauna and flora from behind a glass screen. Best place to spend a peaceful day and calm yourself over the weekend or rejuvenate yourself for the days ahead.

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Thank Vakiti S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This exhibit at the Florida museum of natural history is wonderful. It is especially nice if you have never seen the butterfly lifecycle or a live release of butterflies. I highly recommend this to adults and families with children. There are also free exhibitsat the museum and wonderful gift shops that have something for every age.

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Thank Patricia H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing! So many beautiful butterflies and soo peaceful in the rainforest. Can't wait to bring the grankids next time.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will not leave here bored, nor will your children. A fabulous learning and visual experience. I had no idea there were so many species and colors of butterflies.

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Thank Dangafl
West Bradenton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden itself was beautiful but the butterflies... Never saw so many and of so many different types. We would look at a tree, bush, etc. and try to find the ones resting. Several landed on us while inside! Abundance also of interesting and engaging information presented. WOW!

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The Villages, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying just off campus and within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where the Butterfly Rainforest is located. We have visited several other butterfly rainforest attractions in our travel and this is one of the best. We were surprised to learn that they have the largest collection of butterfly specimens in the world. At 2:00pm each... More 

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