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Address: 3215 Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Phone Number: +1 352-846-2000
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Lovely afternoon

Educational and fun. Lovely rainforest with beautiful and interesting butterflies. Ocassionally one will land on you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Educational and fun. Lovely rainforest with beautiful and interesting butterflies. Ocassionally one will land on you.

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georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We have visited several throughout the US and Canada. This is unique having all different museums in one area. Good day trip for young and matures alike. Anyone traveling up or down I 75 it is a great place to shop and relax and enjoy.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This "rainforest" has not only butterflies but also some exotic small birds. The setting is incredibly beautiful, and the brilliant butterflies are right under your nose. Beware of bad weather, though. Since the area is covered with only screening, rain is a problem, and thunder & lightening a bigger problem--they close it up for lightening and don't reopen for at... More 

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

Hello, Thanks for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your recent visit the Florida Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. You are correct--the museum is required to close the exhibit when lightening strikes. I'm terribly sorry you felt the front desk and Rainforest staff weren't welcoming. It would be extremely helpful to have more information about what happened,... More 

Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

For youngsters and oldsters! Plenty to see and learn for kiddos lots to enjoy and appreciate for grownups. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Butterfly release at 2 pm is delightful!

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Gainesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Butterflies every where. Up close and personal experience with some of the most vibrant butterlies with bright colors and the tropical gardens are amazing. BEAUTIFUL! The educational portion will enlighten you as you proceed step by step of the life cycle of the butterfly. Perfect to take your grandchildren for an afternoon of learning and fun.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Saw some incredible butterflies, very relaxing walk through the rainforest. There was a tour guide pointing butterflies out. I hadn't seen some of them before.

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Ft Walton Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must see. I hesitated at the cost, but it was well worth it. White I was there, they did a "release " of butterflies and it was a breath-taking site! I have never been so close to so many different butterflies before. The museum store was a wonderful place to go gift shopping for unique gifts from... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your recent review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the Florida Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Rainforest. You mentioned the gift shop, so I wanted to make sure you know the museum has two shops. I only mention it because many guests miss the second one. After exiting the Butterfly Rainforest, if you turn right,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Butterfly Rainforest is located at the Museum of Natural History. Learning about the butterflies was amazing and the setting was beautiful. The experience was educational - Monarchs have a super long migration, butterflies taste with their feet, etc- and the butterfly release was worth the wait. If you want to see the butterfly release, get there early because it... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

An unexpected slice of paradise on the edge of campus. Just such a peaceful place to sit and contemplate butterflies and birds.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a great way to see rural Fl and see amazing butterflies! This really a great thing to do for all ages! There is an Art Museum, Museum of( Florida) Natural History and the Butterfly Rain Forest. Both Museums are free and a small charge for the Butterfly Rainforest. Also $5.00 to park. I spent the whole day there!!... More 

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

Hello, We're so glad you enjoyed your recent visit to the Florida Museum of Natural History and its Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. I wanted to clarify the cost to park is $4 a day on weekdays when University of Florida classes are in session. Parking is free on weekends and all state holidays. Also, the museum is located at 3215 Hull... More 

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Address: Address: 3215 Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Phone Number: +1 352-846-2000
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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