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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 19 Attractions in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Jacksonville, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The butterfly rainforest is well worth a stop in Gainesville. I learned a lot from the exhibits and enjoyed the experience of being with so many different butterflies in the enclosed garden. The staff members were knowledgable in explaining the different butterflies.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Have visited other butterfly gardens, even had one of my own, but nothing like this one. The variety of butterflies was incredible. The habitat provided for them was outstanding. And the rarity of the butterflies present was quite unusual. I saw so many butterfly species for the first time, it made the experience quite unique. I went with a group... More

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Enchanted exhibit that is both educational and tranquil. The location is what an education exhibit is all about

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Overall, the Museum of Natural History is wonderful and FREE. In my opinion, I think they should renounce the charge for the butterfly rainforest and just charge less to get in to the whole museum (maybe like $4/person?) and have it include the rainforest visit. The butterfly rainforest is cool, but maybe not worth $8/person, though children may think so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Spent the afternoon in the museum then at the rainforest we had butterflies landing on us. Very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Go with my friends 2 years ago. And it's very interesting beautiful butterfly. You know it's free for UF student.

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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've come here in the capacity of a photographer, avid to catch the lepidoptera species "doing their thing." I was not disappointed. Some times they charge more than triple for exclusive photography time, but this isn't worth it. No, tripods are not allowed in here, but there are plenty of ways to get around that. For family visits and the... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a added bonus to spending a day at the museum. Great attraction for visitors and locals alike. I love spending time here with the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love this place. They have the most beautiful setting. Lots of benches to sit at and just enjoy the atmosphere. The folks are so knowledgeable and friendly. We had a lovely visit and can't wait to go again. The variety of butterflies is amazing.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Whether taking a small child or looking for a relaxing afternoon the Butterfly Rainforest is an experience not soon forgotten. Anyone visiting will enjoy walking along the pathways to see butterflys at every turn. The Butterfly Rainforest is a fun and beautiful experience.

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