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Butterfly Rainforest

SW 34th St. and Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
352 846-2000
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Whether taking a small child or looking for a relaxing afternoon the Butterfly Rainforest is an experience not soon forgotten. Anyone visiting will enjoy walking along the pathways to see butterflys at every turn. The Butterfly Rainforest is a fun and beautiful experience.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

it was great to see the so many species in a natural habitat. it was such a great learning experience for the whole family. the butterfies were so friendly. have gone a few times. so much to see and enjoy.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Gotta do this at least once if you have children in school and younger. Great experience. The museum of Natural History is a wonderful visit with kids.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My interest in butterfly's has taken me to many locations in various places. This museum is on The Village Photo Club must visit tours each year. I love walking through the pathways and around every corner are new butterfly's to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is such a fun and beautiful place to go. It's a different experience every time you visit. We managed to catch a butterfly release which was very informative. The staff member talked about each type of butterfly that she was releasing. It really added to the experience.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had seen billboards on the highway for the Butterfly Rainforest and we drive through Gainesville on our way from Kansas to Central Florida, so we decided to stop this trip. What a beautiful Butterfly House! Hundreds of butterflies flittering about... benches available for you to just sit and enjoy watching them go by! After leaving that area, you can... More

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Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great visit. Allow about 3 hours to see all. Lots of butterflies, many varieties and colors. Really enjoyed seeing all of them flying around.

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

You can watch just hatched butterflies dry their wings. The garden area has 100s/1000s of the most amazing butterflies. There is Koi pond that dissects the entire garden.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a pleasant visit to a beautiful museum! We had new cameras and wanted to test them. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. We went at opening (10AM) and it was quiet and already WARM. Be sure to take a bottle of water. Also, lucky for us, there is an exhibit RE "The evolution of the dog" - very... More

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Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A small space but an amazing amount of butterflies of all shapes and sizes. Worth a visit, especially if you have toddlers or older children.

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