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Butterfly Rainforest

Address: 3215 Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Phone Number: +1 352-846-2000
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Ranked #1 of 60 things to do 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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A beautiful and entrancing experience. Something new and unexpected around every turn. The "Rain Forest" is wheel chair accessible a makes this venue especially appealing for those with disabilities who want an out door experience without the physical challenges of other nature trips. The Butterfly Education Center has a wealth of information and exhibits suited to both young and old.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place to spend the afternoon! Does get crowded around the times they release the butterflies but it seemed to thin out shortly after the release. Many many great photo opportunities for all us wanna-be photographers. There are several benches throughout to sit and take a short break. Staff throughout was friendly and knowledgeable. Watch your step, especially... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

same comments like previous replyed parking spaces almost full, highly recommend park for $ 4 per day at nearby, may park at a meter area but only good for 45 min for 75 cents

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's always a pleasure to visit the museum and the butterfly rainforest. A must go when in Gainesville... I'm a local and it never gets old!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a must when visiting North Central FL. There are many unusual BF varieties & the plants & fish are a treat to experience.

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Alachua, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I took our grandchildren, ages 3 and 5, to the rainforest and were impressed with the entire setting and with seeing a large variety of butterflies. But because it was raining, we saw few butterflies. Apparently, they like the sun. That's not the fault of the rainforest people but it's something to keep in mind when you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We took my 2 1/2 yr old, and although it was beautiful, he kept getting in trouble for touching things. One staff member even told him that a plant he was touching would make him sick.

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Groton, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the butterfly rainforest on a recommendation from a local. We weren't disappointed at the lovely variety of butterflies and lush tropical foliage. My toddler loved the exhibit and was particularly impressed when a giant blue butterfly landed on Mommy's hand. My only concern was in keeping an eye on her to make sure she didn't accidentally step on... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been there twice. Each time with different grandchildren. We all were amazed at what we didn't know and how beautiful and serene it was just watching all the different butterflies in their habitat. It was very enjoyable and memorable.

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gnv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bring your family, friends and a camera. This is a wonderful place to while away several hours.. unless it is too hot!

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