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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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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I've been to several butterfly exhibits, and this is the absolute tops! Perfect for all ages, and wheelchair accessible. Especially intriguing is the laboratory, where live butterfly cocoons are displayed behind glass in all stages. If you're lucky (and you will be, because there are a LOT of them) you'll get to see a butterfly emerge! The rest of the... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Not only educational, but very spiritual place to go. Don't miss this wonderful experience. Great place, good parking easy to find and you will leave feeling very uplifted.

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Cairo, Egypt
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We liked the setup and all different kinds of butterflies gracefully flying around in their environment. We did not like that we could not touch them (Not allowed).

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nothing likes it anywhere else. It's beautiful and they let you stay in the rainforest as much as you want.

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30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We came here on a rainy Saturday and really enjoyed being there! The room this is in was much bigger than we thought. There butterflies were all over and there were so many different species to look at. They even had some adorable little birds running around in the plants. While there were a lot of people visiting, the walkway's... More

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Hawthorne, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

An incredible experience. As an add-on to the Florida Museum of Natural History, it is an absolute must. The path wanders through a large outdoor butterfly conservatory with a stream running through it. It was raining the day we were there, but an unforgettable experience. A multitude of butterflies of different species which due to the rain were grounded on... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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64 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

staff knowledgable and friendly, lots of informative displays, huge numbers of butterflies. brilliant to get photographs.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Here you can enjoy being in the presence of these beautiful creatures. The venue is well organized, clean, and a fantastic opportunity for children and adults to visit. It is a rare presentation to exist among the butterflies which God has made.

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been to the Butterfly Rainforest many times. We are about 2 hours away. We have taken several guests, the last guest were from California, and photographers. We always enjoy the beautiful butterflies and the pretty birds also. I would recommend it to everybody.

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Tampa, Florida
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were happy to pay the additional $10 at the Florida Museum of Natural History to walk through the butterfly atrium. I am happy for the additional cost, as parts of the museum are overrun with school children. This was a quieter beautiful place to see butterflies of all colors, sizes and shapes flit around, feed, and dance through the... More

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