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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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Beautiful butterflies

5/23/2015. They have many variety of butterflies. There is a fee to get in but well worth the price. The butterflies will land on you and just sit for a few minutes. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Nice place to see, great for the kids and adults. There was other museums there also about FLorida which was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

5/23/2015. They have many variety of butterflies. There is a fee to get in but well worth the price. The butterflies will land on you and just sit for a few minutes. The colors of the butterflies are amazing. When their wings are together they just look brown with eyes but as soon as they open them the colors are... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited three Butterfly Rainforest for the first time. We were surprised to learn that it was on the UF campus. There were hundreds of butterflies everywhere! You're lucky if one lands on you! Make sure not to touch the plants and the butterflies. Make sure to stay for the butterfly release which was very educational. There... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

So pretty! I went a few weeks ago with my friend and was in complete "awe" by the beautiful butterflies. I even had a little hitchhiker that stayed on my shoulder almost the entire time in the butterfly garden. The flowers in there are also very pretty. Such a nice place to stop by visit. Relaxing...

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I love seeing all the butterflies, I even had a very pretty bright green and black one that landed on my head and stayed their the whole time I walked around the exhibit. My daughter had to help me ease it off at the exit. I wouldn't have mind taking it home, but they would.

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

This was a nice way to pass an hour (2 with the connected museum and more if I had included the art museum next door). It's not too crowded but like all "natural" venues, it's quite warm. A few even landed on Dad's head.

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Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful butterflies everywhere, with them landing on your shoulders. Nice people around who work there to answer questions about the butterflies! Lovely afternoon experience.

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Orange City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Truly beautiful, informative. The staff/students there were very eager to share info and obviously were very caring of their delicate creatures. So many butterflies, and a great way to see the proper plants and environment to encourage your own at home.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

beautiful place to visit a little expensive! also have to pay for parking. the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. nice gift shop that was also very expensive.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was beautiful because there were a lot of butterflies. They also had a lot of birds too. Anyone who reads this, go there!

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