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Butterfly Rainforest

Address: SW 34th St. and Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Phone Number: 352 846-2000
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Central Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Yeah there is an entrance fee and a parking fee (parking waived weekends and after 3:30) BUT the butterfly rainforest is a nice respite and there is so much more to do. The volunteers are great. I went with someone who pointed out butterflies that have brilliant blue when they open. There are birds. It is a great display, with... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It was beautiful! Have been to the exhibit at the Bronx Zoo and others. The UF Butterfly Rainforest is as good if not better! The plants and butterflies were amazing. I would definitely go back!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is one of the best natural places to visit in Gville. Go on a sunny day for more butterfly activity, but if not there is still plenty of birds and plant life to appreciate.

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Gainesville, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This experience is truly amazing, one that you just have to see for yourself. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different butterflies in this place, and the plant life that they have is beautiful as well. I would definitely recommend this to everyone if you're in Gainesville. Butterflies will land on you, especially if you wear red or green!!

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I loved the walk. There was a woman that had like ten of them on her and said she had some sort of lotion on her they apparently enjoyed. There is a small fee but it is worth it. They have all sorts of butterflies and even a place where they raise them and then release them into the enclosure.... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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43 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This part of the museum if very interesting, even if you are a butterfly lover. There is a large display of mounted butterflies. You can walk through the area with live butterflies flying all around. This is a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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Melbourne, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A little crowded, but loved the opportunity to see so many types of butterflies up close. We're middle-aged and enjoyed it very much. Our 20-year old son thought it was the highlight of our vacation. Not just for kids. The science areas afterwards were interesting to fill in the gaps. The only negative is I think they should have the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you want great sushi - come check out Dragonfly. If you are coming on a busy night you might have to wait for a table but the food is definitely worth the wait!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a beautiful garden full of many different species of butterflies. Very enjoyable for adults and children alike. If you a very still, the butterflies will land on you. If you are at UF, you should make some time to visit this garden.

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Port Orange, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Was very nice.. loved all the plants and butterflies.. the pond and waterfalls... turles fish, small finches and quail.. just enchanting.. would like to go back on a sunnier day.. my camera wasn't picking up enough existing light to get some of the pictures I was trying for, but I just loved it there..

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